By Hanning Mbabazi
Kampala: Social media is literally on fire following the leakage of poplar comedian and Vision Group employee Martha Kagimba aka Martha Kay’s nudes.
The nation went gaga this afternoon after pictures showing Martha seated on a bathtub totally naked started circulating on the internet. “Her papaws are really small and her smile blends with the body language generally” one of Martha Kay’s fans who saw the nudes commented. Martha’s phone was stolen recently and it is very much likely that the people who stole it are the ones who released the nudes. It’s said that apart from the nudes, there is a video circulating of a nude Martha Kay also on WhatsApp which confirms it’s not Photoshop. “It is so hard to make a fake nude video and we don’t notice. We have a lot of experience analyzing these things”, Martha’s fan added.
What some sections of the Anti-Pornography Act say
Definition of Pornography
Any cultural practice, radio or television program, writing, publication, advertisement, broadcast, upload on the Internet, display, entertainment, music, dance, picture, audio or video recording, show or exhibition or any combination of the preceding that depicts
- a) A person engaged in explicit sexual activities or conduct,
- b) sexual parts of a person such as breasts, thighs, buttocks or genitalia,
- c) Erotic behavior intended to cause sexual excitement or
- d) Any indecent act or behavior tending to corrupt morals.
Clause 14: A person commits an offence if he or she produces or participates in the production of or traffics or publishes or broadcasts or procures or imports or exports or in any way abets pornography depicting images of children (below the age of 18).
Punishable – Shs15 million or imprisonment for 15 years or both.
Clause 12: A person who produces or participates in the production of, or traffics in, or publishes or broadcasts or procures or imports or exports or in any way abets pornography commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of about shs10 million or imprisonment two years or both.
Clause 15: Where information in brought to the attention of court that there exists in premises, an object or material containing pornography or an act or event of pornographic nature, the court may issues a seizure warrant for the object or material and an arrest warrant for the person promoting and arrest warrant for A person who obstructs an authorized person in the carrying inspecting the premises or seizing the pornographic objects commits an offence and is liable to a fine of Shs500,000 or five years in jail or both.
Clause 16: The committee, the court or a police officer not below the rank of superintendent of police, may, in writing, direct any newspaper, publisher, broadcaster, proprietor of any business dealing in computers, telephones or other medium for transmitting electronic information or the proprietor of any place or business dealing in leisure or entertainment, bookshop owner, dealer in photography, newsprint or magazine dealer or vendor, importer or other person to desist from dealing in pornography. Punishment a fine of shs500, 000