President Yoweri Museveni’s Senior Press Secretary Don Wanyama has warned the US Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown to stay away from Uganda’s political affairs and concentrate on her job as an ambassador, not a political advisor.
This follows a statement by Natalie condemning the arrest and detention of human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo who was charged with money laundering on Thursday by the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court was remanded to police custody till 28th December 2020.
“Disappointed to learn that the only decision taken today wrt to the charges against @NickOpiyo was to remand his case to another court and to continue to detain him. #JusticeDelayedIsJusticeDenied.” Natalie Brown Tweeted.
However, this statement did not go well with Don Wanyama who thinks that the Us Ambassador is crossing the line as far Uganda’s affairs are concerned thus asking her to respect the country’s systems and the democratic process as an independent country adding that Uganda does not in any way advise Trump on how to run the US.
“Please take time to appreciate*your host country’s systems. There’s nothing like “remand case to another court”. Importantly, respect our processes. Imagine if all our views on President Trump’s pardon of Stones, Manafort & Kushner counted!” Wanyama said.