City Lawyer Muwema Drags Facebook To Court

City lawyer Fred Muwema has dragged social media site Facebook to court, accusing it of defaming him and refusing to block defamatory content by a one Tom Voltaire Okwalinga.

Muwema has sued face book through an Irish law firm, Lavelle solicitors found in Dublin.

In his suit, Muwema wants Facebook to pay him 10 million dollars (about 34 billion shillings) in damages for refusal to pull down the posts by Okwalinga, a Ugandan national.

Muwema’s Lead Counsel Andrew Walker claims that on March 29th, his client’s reputation was brought to contempt  after several Facebook posts alleging that he was paid hefty amounts of money to betray Amama Mbabazi at the hype of a contested election.

The lawyers are also seeking an order of court stopping Facebook from hosting any further publication of articles against him by TVO, in addition to revealing the identity and location of TVO.

However, Facebook in its response claims that the reported defamatory content posted by TVO is no longer accessible.

Story By Moses Kyeyune