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.
She said she has no regrets whatsoever for her social media post on the late Ibrahim Abiriga because there is nothing wrong she did. She added that if what she wrote hurt his family, then she is sorry, but if it hurt Museveni, then she is very happy.
She also accused a section of government officials of using politics to block her treatment.
About her 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.
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 raised 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.
He added that 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 receive treatment.
Ms Nambooze’s ward is still heavily guarded by security personnel; something she said is uncalled for.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website