In Uganda Musician and producer arrested, charged after asking President Museveni to resign

Lawyer for David Mugema and music producer, John Muwanguzi, Abdallah Kiwanuka said his clients were accused of having composed and disseminated via the internet titled “Wumula”, meaning “retire”.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

A Ugandan musician and his producer who were arrested and placed behind bars for composing a song that prosecutors said was disturbing to the peace of president Yoweri Museveni have finally been granted bail.

Lawyer for David Mugema and music producer, John Muwanguzi, Abdallah Kiwanuka said his clients were accused of having composed and disseminated via the internet titled “Wumula”, meaning “retire”.

READ MORE: Burglar breaks into store only to make away with nothing but sex doll reported that the controversial song’s lyrics say, “You must retire now.”

It further asks, “Those who refused to go peacefully, where are they?”

The musician continued by asserting that “The doctors are striking over poor pay, the government says there is no money, but government never fails to get money to buy teargas.”

The Ugandan prosecutors claim the song in question “attacked and disturbed the peace” of the 73-year-old president.

Eventhough there was no mention of President Museveni in the song, it became a matter of controversy because his government had introduced a bill in the country’s parliament in September, seeking to remove the limit on presidential terms, a move some analysts believe was a desperate attempt by Museveni who has bee in power since 1986 to contest the country’s 2021 elections again.

READ ALSO: A gang of women beat the hell out of paedophile who attempted raping a 10-year-old girl

The Ugandan constitution in its current form disallows persons above 75 years running for the presidency.

Admittedly, in the controversial song’s video, pictures of the president alongside ousted leaders including Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe were used, which by implication was sending a message to the veteran president.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email:

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Hurray!! By 2045 death will be 'optional' and ageing 'curable' - Genetic...bullet
2 Last Opportunity Deceased Food vendor pounds Fufu as she was laid in statebullet
3 21st century Students tied to cross and flogged for lateness,...bullet
4 Ashaley Botwe Lady allegedly brutalised by boyfriend for cheating...bullet
5 Annoying!!! “I'm a man, there is no law on morality" -...bullet
6 Bumper Harvest This woman is making millions from the sale of...bullet
7 Heartless!!! Father brutally murders 6-month-old baby with...bullet
8 Sad 18-year-old girl kills father with hammer for telling...bullet
9 Amazing Video 9-year-old girl born without hands wins...bullet
10 Sad! Driver’s mate beaten to death for overcharging...bullet

Top Videos

1 Sex Doll First Sex doll brothel opens in Germanybullet
2 Homosexuality Ghanaian lesbian says she sleeps with 10 women everydaybullet
3 Slay Queen Drama Facebook slay queen's nude video resurfacesbullet
4 Testimony My husband is 'splitting' me in bed having used Obinim...bullet
5 Video Woman sues boyfriend for failing to satisfy her during a...bullet
6 Video This man lets cars run over him, breaks nails with this...bullet
7 Watch Obinim makes woman carry bag of cement for lotto numbersbullet
8 Blasphemy? God and Jesus must be "fools" to watch me...bullet
9 Bestiality Dog owner sues model who seduced his dog...bullet
10 Video Obinim visits heaven, chastises Angel Gabrielbullet