Following the arrest of comedy group dubbed “Bizonto” over alledged fanning of sectarianism,the four members of the comedy group were finally released yesterday.
However, Bizonto have vowed to continue with their creative activity in the entertainment Industry.
Speaking to Ug mirror in an interview, the four said nothing will threaten them to continue with their comedy.
Their arrest was followed by protest by some artists and stakeholders in the entertainment Industry over government’s new regulatory proposals that require singers, poets, comedians to submit their works and scripts for review and approval by government agencies before they can be released to the public.
The government has set seven conditions for all musicians to follow if they are to perform anywhere in Uganda.
According to government, the rules and regulations are aimed at streamlining and promoting sanity in the art and entertainment industry.
But Bizonto said the video that made rounds on social media was totally different from what they have on their Youtube channel.
“We were arrested for nothing because even that video that was making round on social media was not ours. And I think there is nothing we did wrong,”one members of the group told Ug mirror.
“We shall continue with our work. The only challenge with have is that our skits have been confiscated by force, “he added.
The four were released from the Special Investigations Unit in Kireka where they spent four days in detention. Their lawyer, Ivan Bwowe says his clients were released shortly after serving police with a court order directing their unconditional release.
According to Bwowe, Buganda Road Magistrate, Stella Maris Amabilis wrote to the Inspector General of Police, the Director Criminal Investigations Directorate and Commandant of the Special Investigations Unit ordering for the unconditional release of the comedians.
He however, says police decided to release the suspects on bond, which Bwowe says is inconsequential since court had already made an order.