Norman Tumuhimbise, the man allegedly behind the dropping of ‘yellow piglets’ at Parliament is at it again; he has sued the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) seeking to stop the telecommunications regulator from enforcing the de-activation of SIM cards.
‘An interim order doth issue restraining the Respondent, and the telecommunications service providers the Respondent regulates, from enforcing or implementing the directive of SIM CARD subscriber details update/verification by Thursday 20/04/2017 or recognizing the National Identity Card as the sole document of identity until the final determination of the main application for a temporary injunction,’ a communication from the High Court Civil Division indicates.
Tumuhimbise, who has sued UCC jointly with Rights Trumpet Limited, is no stranger to controversy and first came to the limelight in 2015 when he led a shadowy umbrella group, the Jobless Brotherhood, to drop piglets coloured in yellow, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) colour, at Parliament.
At the time the group’s actions were informed by their lack of jobs. Then in 2016 the Jobless Brotherhood took on Parliamentarians, criticizing the insistence of MPs to acquire state-of-the-art cars at a cost of Shs200m each.