Nambooze Apologize for Social Media Post



Bedridden Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze has for the first time, since her arrest 10 days ago, spoken out, saying she is not repentant about the social media post that landed her in trouble, especially if it hurt President Museveni.

“I have no regrets whatsoever for my social media post on the late [Ibrahim] Abiriga because there is nothing wrong I did. If what I wrote hurt his family, then I am sorry. But if it hurt [President] Museveni, then I am very happy. Actually, I met Abiriga’s family at Parliament and we had a chat but [President] Museveni now fears the social media revolution,’ she said.
She also accused a section of government officials of using politics to block her treatment.
Asked about what compelled her to write the social media post, the former Journalist said she wrote exactly what’s going on in the country, adding that the late Abiriga was used and “dumped” by the ruling NRM.
She said the current insecurity in the country shows that the State is in disarray thus Mr Museveni should peacefully retire before the country plunges into more trouble. Meanwhile, Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has directed police to free Ms Nambooze.
A letter authored by UHRC boss, Mr Medi Kaggwa, to IGP, Martin Okoth Ochola, was triggered by a petition by Ms Nambooze’s lawyer, Erias Lukwago, for the rights body to intervene in the matter.
In his letter, Mr Kaggwa raises concerns that if anything happens to Ms Nambooze as a result of the delay in her medical treatment, it would raise legitimate questions as to how she was treated while in police custody.
“…the commission therefore requests for your urgent intervention to ensure that MP Nambooze’s rights are respected and that she is released so that she can ... travel to to receive treatment,” the letter also copied to Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga reads in part.
Ms Nambooze’s ward is still heavily guarded by security personnel, something she says is uncalled for.
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