The Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID) is investigating Kassanda North MP Simeo Nsubuga over an audio clip threatening to kill a journalist.
The MP accuses the journalist only identified as Sonko of persuading his election mobilisers and constituents to join his rival Michael Muhumuza. Nsubuga is a former Spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police.
According to police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, a general inquiry file has been opened and the matter will be investigated. “We are concerned about the death threats issued against Sonko and his family. Simeo said politics is a matter of life and death. These are serious threats,” Enanga said
In the audio clip the former police Spokesperson said: “I get reports from my constituency that you call my coordinators, mobilisers and supporters that my rival, Michael Muhumuza wants them. My brother, you have a family with young children, if you want to live, get out of my issues, It is me who has told you, it is not that I sent someone. If you want to see your children growing, leave me,” he said in a recorded telephone conversation.
He added; “Don’t say that I didn’t tell you, this is life and death and I have told you in broad daylight.”
Simeo, who lost in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries to Michael Muhumuza but shortly announced that he will run on an independent ticket. Nsubuga polled 11,011 votes to lose the seat to Muhumuza who garnered 11,173 votes in the party primaries which were held in September.