Embattled Simeo Nsubuga vows to kill Kassanda Journalist

Kassanda south Member of Parliament Simeo Nsubuga has vowed to kill a journalist in Kassanda District for reportedly calling his mobilisers and constituents to join a political camp of his rival, Micheal Muhumuza.

Nsubuga lost National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries to Muhumuza on September 4th.

According to a recorded voice call, Simeo who started with a phone conversation with Arabic greeting ‘As-salamu alaykum’ loosely meaning ‘Peace be upon you’ told off a local freelance journalist identified as Sonko to stop contacting his electoral coordinators and mobilizers despite losing party primaries.

The former Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson said Sonko is trying to lure his team to support his counterparts in the just concluded intra party election.

“I get reports from my constituency that you call my coordinators, mobilisers and supporters that my rival, Michael Muhumuza wants them. My brother, you have a family with young children, if you want to live, get out of my issues, It is me who has told you, it is not that I sent someone. I you want to see your children growing leave me,” he said in a recorded telephone conversation.

He added; “Don’t say that I didn’t tell you, this is a matter of life and death, I have told you in broad day light.”

Simeo, who lost to Michael Muhumuza, announced that he will run on independent ticket. Nsubuga polled 11,011 votes to lose the seat to Muhumuza who garnered 11,173 votes in the party primaries which were held in September.

Media rights body HRNJ – Uganda Board Chairperson Julius Esegu called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Simeo Nsubuga saying, “he not only threatens Sonko, but also the whole fraternity. Mr. Nsubuga should face the wrath of the law.”


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