Mr Nowomugisha Sedrack Nzaire Kaguta, the brother of president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has dragged Monitor Publications to the High Court for allegedly using his photograph on a wrong story.
In court documents seen by this website, Nowomugisha claims that on August 2, 2017 with intent to defame him, Monitor publications Limited wrote, printed , published and distributed an article defamatory to him with the title ‘Museveni’s brother named in Jinja land grab’.
Nowomugisha further alleged that, t in the article the monitor publication limited indicated that a one Simpson Birungi had appeared before the land commission of inquiry and pinned President Yoweri Museveni’s younger brother “Michael Nuwagira” aka Toyota to having helped him fraudulently grab government land.
“The statements in the article were highly defamatory arising from untruthfulness, deliberate mispresentation and distortion of facts, bizarre connotations and malice with clear intention to damage the good name, fame, business and other social reputations the plaintiff (Nowomugisha) has had to build for money years,” reads in part the court documents.
Court documents further indicate that the words that were used in the article were understood to mean that Nowomugisha is a low-class person, delinquent, trickster, dishonest, fraudster and untrustworthy yet he is a person in high esteem, the chairman NRM Kiruhura District, a family man and businessman.
He contends that due to the defamatory effect of the defendant’s article, his status and financial earnings have been negatively affected, he has lost business income as people are shunning him and his endorsement deals with different individuals and corporations have stalled as a result.