Breaking News: Constitutional Court Stops Police From Enforcing This Section With Immediate Effect

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In the headlines this afternoon, Uganda’s constitutional court has declared section 25 of the computer misuse act 2011 null and void after a petition was filed by city top lawyers.

The Constitutional Court of Uganda has in the Andrew Karamagi & Another v Attorney General Constitutional Petition Case No. COA-00-CV-CPC-0005-2016 unanimously annulled Sect. 25 of the Computer Misuse Act of 2011 which provides for offensive communication.

According to section 25 of the computer misuse act 2011 which states that

“Any person who willfully and repeatedly uses electronic communication to disturb or attempts to disturb the peace, quiet or right of privacy of any person with no purpose of legitimate communication whether or not a conversation ensues commits a misdemeanor and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty four currency points or imprisonment not exceeding one year or both”

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Several Ugandans more so using social media have been imprisoned using this section and have been charged for disturbing the peace of the president and notable among these is renown scholar Dr Stella Nyanzi who was caged at Luzira prisons for disturbing the peace of president Museveni.

While revealing this via his twitter handle, city Lawyer Eron Kiiza revealed that the constitutional court has unanimously annulled the said section and stopped it’s enforcement with immediate effect.

This is a developing story more details to follow……

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2 Comments
  1. Okwera Robert says

    Good job they should maintain that.

  2. Christine amati says

    It’s good to note that our Uganda with very bad repute in imposing torturing laws unnecessarily on her citizens now surprises her people with something admirable. Just hoping it’s not another political scheme.My opinion

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