IF YOU CAN GIVE OUT FREE CONDOMS, WHAT’S WRONG WITH KNICKERS—KATESHUMBWA SPEAKS
By Christopher Agaaba
In one of the photos, one of Kateshumbwa’s agents is seen giving out knickers to a group of women and girls in the constituency prompting social media commentators to jump onto the same.
Whereas many are laughing at him over the strategy, others are castigating him for “humiliating” his would-be voters.
However, Kateshumbwa said the photo was circulated by his opponents in a bid to blackmail him for their own selfish interests.
“Social media in Uganda is being misused and in the middle of campaigns like now, people are using it to blackmail others,”Kateshumbwa said.
The former URA senior commissioner said his wife and friends had joined him to provide sanitary materials to girls in Sheema noting that it is where one of the photos was taken and circulated on social media.
He said the team that was holding camps for vulnerable girls was giving out menstrual kits including knickers and sanitary pads.
“Girls who have been home since the lockdown started have faced many health challenges. We have seen very young girls getting unwanted pregnancies but someone trying to do political blackmail picked out one picture and created a narrative. I find it offensive and insensitive,” Kateshumbwa said.
“If you can give out free condoms, why are they angry because of knickers? We live in two worlds of the vulnerable who appreciate the little which has been done and one of elites who live on social media. They are experts on anything to give advice, blackmail and comment. I find it unfortunate.”
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