Events promoter Balaam Barugahare has rubbished claims he registered a Non Government Organisation (NGO) under the names People Power, a slogan that has recently been commonly used by Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi and his followers.
According to Balaam, a rumour linking him to the said NGO was started by another events promoter, a one Andy Mukasa of Bajjo events who posted the said allegation on his Facebook page.
In the Facebook post seen by Nile Post on Andrew Mukasa’s Bajjo’s Facebook page, the promoter claims that Balaam and his boss Museveni have already registered the people power slogan, the clock and the red colour and copyrighted them.
Acting through his lawyers, Muwema and Company advocates, Balaam now claims Mukasa’s post was not only false but also provoked a hate speech campaign on social media laden with ‘abuse and insults” against him yet he has never registered the words people power or the name and does not intend to do so.
“Our client takes strong exception to the abuse of your freedom of expression by engaging in acts of offensive communication and cyber harassment contrary to section 24 and 25 of the Computer Misuse Act,” the notice of intention to sue from Balaam’s lawyer reads in part.
Balaam now wants Mukasa to retract his statement with an apology on the same page.
“..That you pay our client within 5 days damages now estimated at Shs1b for offensive data publication together with Shs50m being our legal fees,” the notice continues.
Meanwhile on hearing about the intention to be sued, Mukasa dashed back to his Facebook page claiming that a team of ‘ big lawyers and Balaam want to put me down since I was the first person to let you know about their bad move.”
Mukasa himself is not stranger to controversies, last month he was slapped on live talk show by MP Kato Lubwama for insulting him.
Mukasa and Kato had been hosted on Spark TV’s Koona Ne Miles Rwamiti when the former started insulting the latter that he does not know English and was not fit to be a member of parliament.
Lubwama stood up, slapped Mukasa several times before storming off the set.