Kabarole Woman Member of Parliament, Sylivia Rwabwogo on Sunday broke silence on the jailing a 25 year old student who “harassed” her with multiple love messages.
Ms. Rwabwogo in a statement on her social media account stated that people have failed to appreciate the critical matters in the case.
“Before you go on judging me and scolding me, I want to let you know that there’s more than meets the eye in this saga, that has turned out to be a national issue,” she said.
The legislator has been under fire for causing the jailing of an innocent boy whose crime was love.
The MP was also criticized for seeking a penalty for the boy yet she had earlier appeared in the newspapers saying she wanted a man who could make things move forward.
According to the legislator, some people with ulterior motives were using Mr. Isiko Brian who has been sentenced to Luzira for 2 years for offensive communication and cyber harassment.
“What most of you regard as mere love messages (…) should know that this was not just love messages. This boy was being used by some selfish individuals in a mission to lure me with love and kill me,” Rwabogo explained.
She recalled that the former Butaleja Woman MP, Florence Nebanda was killed in a similar circumstance.
“I endured fear and suffering due to those who sent Brian to trap and kill me. Nebanda was killed in such a way. I didn’t have to wait to be killed, as a precautionary measure; I had to seek the solace of authorities to protect myself, my family and constituents from horror.”
Ms. Rwabwogo noted that she has received many love messages from men but the one of Isiko was precariously unique.
“If it was for love, I have had many even those younger than Brian and much older, but this was none like other with intentions to harm me.”
Buganda Road Court magistrate, Ms. Gladys Kamasanyu in her ruling stated that the society groomed men to always demean and disrespect women.