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Woman who threatened to hit the president denied bail

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.

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