By Ronaldo Kalangi
Buganda Road Magistrate’s court on Thursday failed to hear the bail application for Susan Namata, the woman who was on Wednesday remanded for threatening to hit President Museveni with her private parts.
Namata , 21, a resident of Najeera was on Wednesday charged and remanded over offences related to insulting the person and privacy of the President .
On Thursday, she failed to secure her bail after Buganda Road Grade One magistrate, Stellah Maris Amabilis was told that the Central Police Station in Kampala had not forwarded her file to the court to enable the state prosecutor Miriam Njuki respond to the bail application.
Amabiliis adjourned the matter to November 20 to be able to listen to Namata’s bail application.
Namata is accused of cyber harassment and offensive communication.
It’s alleged that in August, while in Kampala and Wakiso districts, Namata together with others still at large, recorded a video in which they referred to President Museveni as “buttocks, faeces” and also threatened to “throw their private parts in his teeth” if he didn’t order for Bobi Wine’s release from Makindye military barracks.
It is also alleged that Namata later uploaded and distributed the obscene video on WhatsApp. According to prosecution side, this disturbed the peace and privacy of the president.
According to the Computer Misuse Act 2011, “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 or imprisonment not exceeding one year or both.”
Twenty four currency points is an equivalent of Shs480, 000.