British MP Concerned With ‘Torture’ Of MP Nambooze

A British Member of Parliament, Dr. Paul Williams has raised concerns over the torture of Mukono Municipality Betty Nambooze.

In a letter to the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Common Wealth Affairs, Boris Johnston, Williams, the MP for Stockton South, says British government should make “all diplomatic representations possible in order to secure the safety of Betty Nambooze.”

Nambooze was arrested early June following her deemed offensive post on social media in the wake of the gruesome murder of Arua Municipality MP, Ibrahim Abiriga.

Nambooze who was under arrest spent much time bedridden at Kiruddu Hospital under police watch. Nambooze was granted police bond on Wednesday to fly to India for medical treatment.

Williams says he lived in Uganda for four years prior to becoming a British MP and witnessed many of the difficulties and torture that Museveni’s critics go through. “My criticism of Museveni has brought me to the attention of media in Uganda and as a result, I am contacted from time to time by those concerned about the situation in Uganda,” Williams says in a letter dated 29th June.

“Betty was one of a number of Ugandan MPs who were assaulted when Ugandan special forces raided the Ugandan Parliament on 27th September 2017 during a fractious time when the removal of presidential age limit was being debated…Bones in her back were broken during the raid and she underwent a spinal surgery afterward. She has subsequently been arrested for a social media post,” Williams further said.

Williams said he had been contacted American writer Hellen Epstein who gave him details of Nambooze’s situation. “I have enclosed the details provided by Ms. Epstein,” he says without divulging the kind of representation she wanted the British government to offer Nambooze.

Williams earned popularity in Uganda’s opposition circles when he took a swipe at Museveni in April. In a brief address during the UK Parliament session, Williams asked the British government to use the opportunity of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (CHOGM) that was convening in London to tell Museveni to retire.



3 thoughts on “British MP Concerned With ‘Torture’ Of MP Nambooze

  1. Thank you for been so caring with our ugandan conditions.Museveni is so greedy,murderous,evil and troublesome that all ugandans live in peace atall.There4 we only pray that his reigm comes to an end and ugandans live peacefully.

    1. Dr Williams is looking for cheap popularity and in anticipation and dream that when Besigye and his thugs get into power they will give him business deals. I would have considered Dr Williams an objective critic had he been equally vocal about the tortures and murders that his British government metted out onto the people of Northern Ireland in their quest for social, poltical and economic emancipation. But he consipicuosly chooses to turn a blind eye and ear to the N. Ireland people. He is thus a not-worthy politician and a mere cheap populist politician and barking lap dog of the imperialists.

      It is common knowledge, and for those who care to know the truth, Nambooze has all along been suffering from a bout of chronic ailments long before the saga that happened at parliament. The saga that happened at parliament is simply a scapegoat and Nambooze is exploiting it to receive free medical care. In any case, since she knew that she is a terminally ill case, there was no point for her to crane her chest and involve herself in the stupid and senseless fracas.

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