Suzan Namata 21, on Wednesday appeared in court after she allegedly recorded a video threatening to hit President Yoweri Museveni with her ‘genitals’ if he did not release a Kyadondo East MP from prison
The state prosecution says that during the month of August, Suzan Namata used a computer to record and transmit videos in which she made suggestions or proposals referring to Museveni as “buttocks”, “faeces” and threatened to use her private parts to hit his teeth.
Ms Namata is alleged to have said in the video, that President Museveni looked like his grandfather’s buttocks
The suspect, is alleged to have recorded the video in September when Bobi Wine was still detained on allegations of hitting president Museveni’s convoy with stones during the Arua Municipality by-election campaigns. Namata reportedly recorded and shared the video on various social media platforms.
However, On Friday, Buganda Road Court Grade One magistrate, Ms Stella Maris Amabilis, granted the suspect bail cash bail of Ugx. 600,000 Her two sureties were each bonded on Ugx. 2million not cash. She was represented by lawyer, Isaac Ssemakadde
Court rejected an affidavit from the investigating officer asking it not to grant her bail
She is charged with two counts of cyber harassment and offensive communication both contrary to the Computer Misuse Act. She denied the charges.
The magistrate adjourned the matter to November 20, for mention.
According to Section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011 on offensive communication, “Any person who wilfully and repeatedly uses electronic communication to disturb or attempts to disturb the peace, quiet or right of privacy of any person with no purpose of legitimate communication whether or not a conversation ensues commits a misdemeanour and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty four currency points [about Ugx. 480, 000]. or imprisonment not exceeding one ye
ar or both.”