Hillary Innocent Sseguya, a Harvard University student in the United States has asked court to compel President Yoweri Museveni, AIGP Asan Kasingye the Chief Political Commissar of Police and Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo to compensate him with 6 billion, for blocking him on social media.
Seguya through his lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi told High Court Judge Andrew Bashaija that the actions of these three government officials denied him an opportunity to access information of what’s happening in Uganda.
Lawyer Mabirizi claims that Articles 21, 29, 39, 41, 42 43 and 44 of the Constitution were violated by actions of these officials.
The lawyer informed court that it would be unfair for these people to block followers since their twitter handles stopped being personal basing on the nature of offices they hold.
The lawyer told court that by blocking his client, the action of the three government officials can only be equalled to political persecution and a violation of the Harvard University student’s right to information.
Imeld Adong the representative from Attorney General’s office asked court to allow her reply to the submissions in writing.
The judge adjourned the matter to 20th May 2020 to set the ruling date of the matter.