BETI KAMYA BRAGS: I’M THE ONE WHO INTRODUCED DEFIANCE IN FDC, PIONEERED ANTI-M7 RIOTS
IGG-designate Beti Kamya Namisango says she is a veteran of the anti-Museveni struggle which she quit “after getting saved” and is the one who pioneered politics of defiance in Kampala where she used to lead and participate in anti-Museveni riots.
Kamya made the revelation on Friday at Serena Conference Center where she presided over the launching ceremony for a book on Sexual Harassment that was authored by a one Zainab Nantume, who leads an NGO (Mega Vision Association) which is involved in fighting the same vice.
The flamboyant former Rubaga North MP asserted: “Before I got saved I was in FDC as you all know and I was a very active member and leader. I used to personally design, plan and lead those riots demanding that Museveni agende. But then we had one leader, a colleague who was my very good friend, who used to be cautious because he was asthmatic and never took part in those things. He always said that teargas will affect me badly more than any of you and would then keep away while wishing us luck as we went to the streets to protest against Museveni and I used to be very active in those things.”
The context in which Kamya (who was flanked by elected leaders like Kampala Central Mayor Salim Uhuru and Rubaga Mayor Zachary Mberaze) made this controversial reference to her FDC past was as follows; she was trying to implore young girls who often become victims of such sexual violence to avoid seducing their attackers because of the indecent dressing some of them are synonymous with.
That as government does its part to ensure those who perpetrate sexual violence are reprimanded and sanctioned, the young ladies too should do their part by being cautious “just like my FDC friend who was always cautious and never got involved into the riots because he knew the effect teargas would have on his health.” (For comments on this story, call, text or whatsapp us on 0705579994, 0779411734, 0200900416 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).