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TikToker who celebrated Gen Tumwine’s death remanded further

While appearing before Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 26, the 27-year-old through her lawyer Shamin Malende appealed to be given bail on grounds that she is innocent until proven guilty.

Teddy Nalubowa alias Tracy Manule Bobiholic in the dock at Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court in Kampala where she was charged with offensive communication over her remarks about the death of former security minister, Gen Elly Tumwine. PHOTO/ FILE

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Teddy Nalubowa, a supporter of the National Unity Platform – NUP who was last month arrested for jubilating the death of former security minister Gen Elly Tumwine on TikTok has been further remanded until next month after her bail application flopped yet again.

While appearing before Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 26, the 27-year-old through her lawyer Shamin Malende appealed to be given bail on grounds that she is innocent until proven guilty.

Malende who doubles as Kampala Woman MP and NUP lawyer presented two sureties (Nalubowa’s father David Ssemujju and her grandfather Emmie Sebuliba Busuulwa) to secure bail for Nalubowa but her efforts went futile.

The grade one magistrate Marion Mangeni who heard her bail application adjourned the court proceedings until October 3 on the request that the state prosecutor needed more time to scrutinize the sureties’ documents before they can reply to the application.

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Nalubowa who uses the names Tracy Manule Bobiholic on her socials was on September 9, 2022, charged with offensive communication contrary to Section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011 and remanded to Luzira prison after spending more than 10 days in police custody.

Prosecution alleges that Nalubowa on August 23, 2022, at Ndeeba, Rubaga Division in Kampala willfully and repeatedly used electronic communication on Facebook and TikTok to disturb the peace, quiet or right to privacy of President Museveni.

In one of the videos, Nalubowa is alleged to have provoked the first family by saying; “Tumwine finally you have died but you died long time and your boss president Museveni will also die. You will die one-by-one and we shall celebrate” with no purpose of legitimate communication.”

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