By Jumah Nsubuga
The Minister for Urban Development, Rose Najjemba, is set to sue Bukedde newspaper for publishing a defamatory story about her family.
While addressing the press in Kampala on Monday, the minister said that, she has already instructed her lawyers to serve a notice of intention to sue Bukedde newspaper which belongs to vision group.
She said that on 24th March this year Bukedde newspaper published a false story while at an event in Ggomba she confirmed that she dropped her ex-husband Prof Herbert Muyinda to one of the city tycoons Hajji Muyanja Mbabali because Prof Muyinda is poor.
“I would like to clear the air that I did not make that statement. That statement is entirely false, baseless and unfounded. That story has caused me gross emotional stress and damaged my reputation as both a mother and political leader” she said.
That story is malicious and intended to tarnish my name which I have built for a long time” The minister added.
“Yes it’s true that I divorced Prof Muyinda due to a number of reasons but not because he is poor.Prof Muyinda is not poor and I did not divorce him because of that, but I just made up my mind to leave him alone but he is still the father of my children” She added
She added that “I have already served vision group with a notice of intention to sue them for publicizing false information to the public. I want them to come and defend themselves in court with relevant evidence to support their story.
Meanwhile the minister’s lawyer Simon Kinobe said that, he doesn’t know how Bukedde is going to compensate the minister saying that as lawyers, they will fight to the last man to see that justice prevails to their client.