City socialite Shanita Namuyimbwa alias Bad Black has been summoned to Kibuli CID headquarters in Kampala in connection to a charge of offensive communication and criminal libel after she allegedly insulted H.E the president of Uganda Yoweri Museveni using social media.
According to summons dated February 20th signed by Joseph Obwona, the deputy CID director, Bad black must report to CID next Wednesday without fail.
“We are investigating a case of offensive communication and criminal libel. You are, therefore, in pursuance of the provisions of section 27A of police act required to report before the acting commissioner of police (in charge of media department) at CID headquarters without fail ”, He wrote
The charges stem from a video bad black recorded and shared on social media in August 2018 when the Kyadondo East Member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine and 32 others were picked up for treason.
She later apologized on social media to and retracted the statements.
According to section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011 on offensive communication, “Any person who willfully and repeatedly uses electronic communication to disturb or attempt to disturb the peace, quiet or rights of privacy of any person with no purpose of legitimate communication whether or not a conversation ensues commits a misdemeanor and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one year or both.
So far two Ugandans have faced the trials concerning the act and these include, the former Makerere University researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi who is at Luzira prison over charges of abusing president Museveni’s mother using social media.
The second one was Suzan Namata who allegedly threatened to hit president Museveni with her genitals using Facebook, however, this one was released on court bail.