Nabibuga is charged with circulating a photo of Hajji Haruna Ssemakula, the NRM candidate for the Mukono LC 5 chairperson’s seat with derogatory statements describing him as a land grabber and persecutor during Wembule operations executed by the then Colonel Elly Kayanja.
investigating four people from different political camps in Mukono district
accused of their involvement in cyberbullying. The suspects are Alex
Ssemugenyi, Zahara Nabibuga, Henry Katumba and Emmanuel Nsereko. Alex
Ssemugenyi and Zahara Nabibuga were arrested and released on police bond. The other
two are on the police list of wanted suspects.
the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations at Mukono Police Division,
says Ssemugenyi is charged with circulating propaganda on his WhatsApp group
‘All Mukono Candidates’ against the National Unity Platform-NUP Mukono North
County parliamentary candidate, Abdallah Kiwanuka that he had stepped down from
the race in favour of the incumbent and NRM candidate, Ronald Kibuule.
charged with circulating a photo of Hajji Haruna Ssemakula, the NRM candidate
for the Mukono LC 5 chairperson’s seat with derogatory statements describing
him as a land grabber and persecutor during Wembule operations executed
by the then Colonel Elly Kayanja.
reportedly accused Ssemakula of lacking authentic academic documents. Much as Ssemugenyi admitted his mistake and apologized, Nabibuga insists that
she has evidence for whatever she posted.
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Ssemakula declined to comment on the accusations levelled against him and
instead accused his NRM leaning rival, Andrew Ssenyonga of running a smear
campaign. Ssenyonga faulted his opponent for failing to under the political
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bullying involves the use of digital technologies such as social media, messaging
platforms and mobile phones to spread lies, embarrassing photos and hurting
messages with the intention of scaring and shamming targeted individuals or
The confrontation on social networks is mainly between the camps of Ssemakula
and his rival incumbent LC 5 Chairperson, Andrew Ssenyonga who lost the flag. Simon
Muliika, a resident of Mukono district and member of the ruling NRM party blames
the problem on the district party leadership that failed to reconcile the two
that such confrontations create chances of losing key seats to the opposition
candidates. The other candidates eyeing the Mukono LC V chairperson’s seat are Rev.
Peter Bakaluba Mukasa, the National Unity Platform candidate, DP’s Godfrey
Kirega Musisi, Peter Nsubuga and Nicholas Munyagwa, both independents.