KAMPALA: Former Miss Uganda Stellah Nantumbwe aka Ellah has warned she will sue seven media houses including Vision Group and Facebook as well as other several individuals for allegedly publishing stories that insinuated she became pregnant for Prophet Elvis Mbonye after the pastor gifted her with a car months ago.
Through her lawyers of M/S Mugisha & CO.Advocates, M/S Alaka and CO. Advocates, M/S Ochieng Associated Advocates and M/S Galisonga & Co. Advocates, Ellah has aked the media houses to desist from writing about her on that matter or else she drags them to court, saying the stories insinuate that she is an immoral and irresponsible person.
“In particular, these publications have alleged that our client Miss Nantumbwe is involved in a sexual relationship with a popular Kampala-based Prophet, who purportedly gifted our client with a car and that our client returned the favour by becoming pregnant for the said Prophet, an allegation our clients refutes completely, as it is factually unfounded and baseless,” her lawyers say.
The lawyers say such stories are intended to lower Ellah’s reputation in the eyes of the right-thinking members of society and, in particular, to cause her to be regarded with feelings of hatred, contempt, ridicule, fear or dislike, public odium and, it unchecked, have a continuous effect of causing irreparable injury to our client’s reputation.
Ellah through her lawyers says the publications on the subject matter infringe on her right to privacy, a right enshrined and guaranteed by the Constitution of Uganda.
The media houses warned are; Vision Group, Red Pepper Publications Limited, Galaxy FM, Bigeye, Bizz.com and The Insider. Other offending bloggers and social media users have been warned to desist from writing about the same subject.