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Court Declines To Release Woman Accused of Insulting Museveni

Buganda Road Grade one magistrate Stella Amabirisi has declined to release on bail Suzan Namata, who was yesterday charged and remanded to Luzira prison for allegedly abusing the person and privacy of President Yoweri Museveni.

This followed Police’s failure to forward Namata’s file to court to enable State prosecutor Miriam Njuki to respond to her bail application.

The magistrate as such remanded Namata back to Luzira until the 20th/November 2018, being that she will not be in the country for 2 weeks.

Namata’s advocate Isaac Ssemakadde said he was ready to present her bail application but that court denied him chance on grounds that he had not produced a practicing certificate to prove that he is an advocate.

Ssemakadde vowed to take the matter up to the DPP and the Chief Justice.

Namata, a resident of Najeera in Kiira Municipality, Wakiso district is facing 2 counts of cyber harassment and offensive communication which she denied.

It’s alleged that in August 2018 within Kampala and Wakiso districts, during protests over the arrest of Kyandondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) from Makindye Military police barracks, Namata with others still at large used a computer to record a video in which they used obscene words to insult the person of the president and threatened to “throw their genitals at him” if Bobi Wine was not released

That Namata  willifully and repeatedly uploaded and distributed  her obscene  video   on Watssup which according to prosecution disturbed the peace and privacy  of the president.

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But later on 27th August 2018 the officers from Central Police station Kampala used her phone number to track him

 

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