Kenyans on social media are showing their solidarity and anger through #FreeJoyDoreen trend since yesterday evening after she was picked up by Uganda forces from her uncle’s house in Kasese Uganda.
Joy Doreen Biira along with the King Of Rwenzururu in western Uganda are among those being detained by police over clashes between police and militia in which 55 people were killed.
She was allegedly detained over her social media post on the violence between the kingdom loyalists and national government forces. The king, Charles Wesley Mumbere is accused of inciting violence after militiamen reportedly attacked a police post in his hometown of Kasese.
The news reporter had the day before held a private wedding ceremony in her home town.
Here are some of the tweets agitating for her release:
Being a journalist is not a crime #FreeJoyDoreen @JoyDoreenBiira #kasese
#FreeJoyDoreen She’s not the first one to share pics of the happenings at Kasese.
What we see as news remember journalists go thru alot #FreeJoyDoreenKenyans are not requesting for this bt rather demanding..
Our Journalists have rights. You don’t have to deny them the privileges of performing their duties #FreeJoyDoreen