By Sania Babirye
Susan Namata a woman who was on Wednesday charged and remanded to Luzira prison on charges relating to insulting the person and privacy of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has failed to secure bail today before Buganda Road Court .
This is because police at CPS did not forward Namata’s file to court to enable State prosecutor Miriam Njuki ably respond to her bail application.
Consequently trial Grade one magistrate Stellah Maris Amabilis has further remanded Namata to Luzira prison until the 20th/November 2018.
Even though Namata had secured an advocate Isaac Ssemakadde to present her bail application, court did not listen to him because he had presented no proof of practicing certificate to show that he is indeed an enrolled advocate .
This has angered Ssemakadde and promised to take up the matter with the Chief justice and the DPP.
Namata a resident of Najeera in Kiira Municipality – Wakiso district is facing 2 counts ; cyber harassment and offensive communication which she yesterday denied knowledge of .
It’s alleged that in August 2018 within Kampala and Wakiso districts during protests to free the Kyandondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka “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 in his teeth if he doesn’t order for Bobi Wine’s release .
According to the charge sheet ” Namata Susan and others during the month of August 2018 in Kampala and Wakiso districts used their computers to record and transmit videos wherein they made suggestions or proposals referring His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as “buttocks”, “feaces” and threatened to hit their vaginas in his teeth which suggestions or proposals are obscene, lewd, or indecent”
That Namata willfully and repeatedly uploaded and distributed her obscene video on What’s App which according to prosecution disturbed the peace and privacy of the president.
Namata was on 27th/ August / 2018 tracked down by officers at CPS using her phone contact and brought to book.