The Minister for Tourism and Antiquities in Busoga Kingdom, Hellen Namutamba is in hot soup. Efforts by the Kingdom Premier and Executive Director of the National Planning Authority, Dr Joseph Muvawala to rescue her from police custody on bond hit a snug last evening. Namutamba spent the night in cells at Kira Road Police station.
Namutamba was implicated in the cyber attack against Bukedea Woman MP, Anitah Amongi, where prime suspect Brian Kinene who calls himself Brain Bobly Swag on Facebook mentioned her as the source for the hateful propaganda he posted on his Facebook account.
In the post, Kinene referred to Amongi as a mafia who was mobilising MPs and money to drag Speaker Kadaga to court over the #COVID19 Shs10 billion cash.
Namutamba was on Wednesday May 13, 2020 morning summoned to report to the Kira media crimes department from where she was finally held after being quizzed by the detectives from the CID headquarters Kibuli the whole day.
Satisfied by their investigations that there were grounds for criminality, detectives found it necessary that a search be conducted at the Namutamba’s home in Kira Municipality Wakiso District and she led the investigating officers to her home at around 4:30 pm.
We could not readily establish whether they found any evidence at her residence but at least we are aware she was hereafter whisked to Kira Road police station where she is detained. Earlier this week, Chimpreports reported that Namutamba was hiding at the residence of the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga as police wanted to arrest her. She is reported to be a tight friend to the Speaker.