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TikToker Edward Awebwa sentenced to six years for hate speech and malicious content


A 24-year-old Ugandan TikToker, Edward Awebwa, has been sentenced to prison to serve six years after he pleaded guilty to charges related to spreading hate speech and malicious information against President Museveni, the First Lady, and the First Son.

Entebbe Chief Magistrate Court Judge passed the ruling following the arrest of Awebwa who shared a video clip on the “Save Media Uganda” platform as he hurled nasty insults toward the first family.

In the clip, Awebwa is clearly heard uttering tribalistic statements and vulgar words that clearly disturbed the peace of the first family and his arrest doesn’t come as a surprise to many.

Awebwa now joins a long list of content creators who have been jailed for spreading malicious information and hate speech in the past couple of months.

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Earlier this year, Pressure 24/7 was remanded on charges related to offensive communication as he was accused of insulting the President and the Kabaka of Buganda among other important people.

MC Chumi was also remanded for a similar case but were granted bail.

In 2022, TikToker Teddy Nalubowa, also had to serve her sentence after she was arrested for celebrating Gen. Elly Tumwine’s demise.

UPDATE: Entebbe Chief Magistrate Court has sentenced a 24-year-old TikToker to 6 years in prison after pleading guilty to hate speech and spreading malicious information against President Museveni, the First Lady, and the First Son. #NTVNews

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