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Vlogger remanded for insulting modesty of woman on Facebook

Ronald Kibedi Cox in court

Ronald Kibedi Cox in court

Kampala-based vlogger Ronald Kibedi Cox has been remanded to Luzira prison on charges of cyber harassment and insulting the modesty of a woman.

Kibedi on Thursday afternoon was arraigned before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate's court before grade one magistrate Siena Owomugisha. He denied the charges against him and was subsequently sent to Luzira until March 6 after the prosecution led by Lydia Nakato informed court that the investigations were still ongoing.

Court heard that between 2019 and January 2024 in Kampala district, Kibedi used a computer to post messages and videos on his Facebook accounts/pages namely; Kibedi Ronald Cox, Kibedicox Cox and Kibedi Abooki Cox. 

The prosecution says that he then made suggestions or proposals referring to Juliet Zawedde a Ugandan social entrepreneur and musical artist based in USA as a prostitute, fraudster, sex worker, fake dollar boss and other obscene words full of vulgarity, lewd lascivious or indecent.

The court has further heard that during the same time and place, Kibedi with intent to insult the modesty of a woman, recorded and posted videos on his Facebook accounts such that the said videos should be viewed by Zawedde. This is not the first time that Kibedi is being charged with cyber harassment and insulting the modesty of a woman.

About a month ago, he was arraigned before the same court presided over by grade one magistrate, Julia Basajjabalaba, where he applied for bail. As a result, he appeared before two separate courts to answer the said two separate files.

In the old case before Basajjabalaba, he was denied bail after the prosecution led by Judith Nyamwiza opposed his bail application on grounds that the sureties he presented were not substantial because, after verification of the documents they presented, it was found that they were not known in their respective places of residence submitted before court.

As a result, the magistrate has advised him to bring other sureties if he so wishes to seek bail and return to court on February 26. According to section 24 of the Computer Misuse Act which Kibedi has been charged with, if found guilty, he is liable to pay a fine of 72 currency points (Shs 1.4 million) or imprisonment not exceeding three years or both.

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0 #1 kasede 2024-02-16 15:49
Dear The Observer is it "vlogger" or "blogger". May be I am wrong BUT let your "v" be "b" and your yes be yes now [a song of the 1960's says that].

Anyway, you have earlier AMUSED US with a RAY MAN, in the place of a LAY MAN and PRESIDENTIAL ERECTION in the place of PRESDENTIAL ELECTION etc. I can asume that UPE GRADUATES ARE IN CONTROL,. can't ?
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+1 #2 Nkuutu Kibedi 2024-02-19 14:48
Mr Kasede, let me try to explain this: A blogger is a professional who writes posts for a blog, which is written content that appears on a website.

The blogger often shares knowledge about a specific topic, such as fashion, sports, or food, to attract readers and increase subscribers. They also publish articles on a consistent basis to keep audiences engaged.

A vlogger is a professional who captures, edits and posts original footage online. To boost the number of views their channel receives, a vlogger often records videos about a niche topic.

Vloggers may appear on camera, or they develop their own styles that their subscribers expect. They may also customize their profiles on video-sharing platforms and monitor the engagement they receive for every post they make.
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-1 #3 Lakwena 2024-02-19 16:43
But Kasede, you have been alound wrong enough to have lialized that some of our roko ranguaguages do no have certain letters of the English Alphabets.

E.g. the Luo language do not have the letter F, H, S and X; when welcoming Mukasa, Kasede may request Mr. Mukasa to have or take a sh*t, or pleach sh*t down. Don't you e.g., remember Gen Tito Lutwa telling Gen Tibuhaburwa that Ugandans want peach?

In other words, it is not necessarily the UPE problem, but the heavy burden of accents that different ethnic Ugandans carry around. Therefore the Observer writers are excused.
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