Kayunga woman Member of Parliament Idah Nantaba distanced herself from reports that she is responsible for the arrest of Kadongo Kamu singer Gerald Kiweewa for defamation. Kiweewa was arrested and detained at the CID headquarters in Kibuli reportedly on the orders of the former ICT minister.
Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango indeed confirmed that the singer was brought in after being arrested from his home in Maganjo after a formal complaint by Nantaba.
“We have arrested singer Gerald Kiweewa after receiving a complaint from Idah Nantaba. This is because he defamed and attacked the former ICT minister in his “Nantaba” hit jam, “ Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said as he addressed the press.
However, while speaking to Spark TV, Nantaba denied ever ordering the arrest of the singer. She said that the singer might be playing a publicity stunt. She also pointed a finger at her political opponents back in Kayunga to be the ones responsible in order to soil her name.