Comedy group known as ‘The Bizonto Family’ have been arrested this morning from Radio Simba offices in Bukoto on charges of sectarianism.
They include Julius Sserwanja also known as Kidomoole, Mbabaali Maliseeri (Uncle Luyuguumo) Sssaabakaaki Peter (Omuzinyuuzi) and Gold Ki Matono, also known as Opeto journalist.
Three of them are part of the stations morning show which is packaged with satirical skits, mainly linked to the current affairs of the country. One of them Sssaabakaaki Peter Kajabuzi (Omuzinyuuzi), works with the evening show – Mukulikeeyo and one is a Journalist James Kamali who was arrested while taking photos.
The four are part of the Radio Simba morning show, Binsangawano. However, the skit that led to their arrest is not part of the broadcast at Radio Simba, but one of the recorded comedy skits, which are shared on various platforms, including YouTube, and Facebook.
In the skit, the Bizonto comedians expressed concerns about power distribution and asked themselves why other regions are not favored as the western region. The comedians’ video comes as a supplement to a renowned Kadongo Kamu artiste Sir Mathias Walukanga’s Singa Nali President Song that talked about how power would be distributed among regions if he was the president.
The comedians mockingly prayed for Uganda’s top leaders in a skit titled who are our leaders? The seven-minute skit which was uploaded on July 15, 2020, has attracted more than 11,000 views on YouTube alone.