Social Media Tax: Chairman Nyanzi Arrested in City Center

Social Media Tax: Chairman Nyanzi Arrested in City Center

Kampala Central Division politician and brother to musician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, Fred Sentamu Nyanzi, better known as Chairman Nyanzi has been arrested.

Nyanzi was picked up by anti riot police officers, who deployed early morning around the City Square to curtail a demonstration against the new Social Media tax.

Nyanzi demonstrating

The demonstration was organized by among others Hon Kyagulanyi himself, who by publication of this story, was being hunted by police.

The group started marching from Mini Price before they were intercepted by Police and KCCA enforcement officers near the City Square.

Nyanzi being arrested

The MP along with a few other colleagues from Parliament, together with local musicians, media practitioners and rights activitists have been pressurizing government to rescind the Shs. 200 daily tax on social media, which came into effect on July 1st.

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has since recalled the house this week to look into possible  revisiting of the unpopular tax on social media and also Mobile Money transactions.

Nyanzi on the police truck

 

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