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8 law students summoned over 'twerking' Tumbiza Sound video

Eight bar course students undertaking clerkship at the High court commercial division in Kampala have been summoned by the Law Development Centre (LDC) over a video that went viral showing them dancing seductively in court premises. 

The students are; Ann Kakidi, Annet Nambafu, Mary Zeridah Nabirye, Grolia Nyinamatsiko, Justine Kyomuhendo, Immaculate Kamaliza and Edith Basemera. According to the summons issued by Victor Omega on behalf of the head of the bar course, the students are expected to meet in the office of the head bar course this afternoon without fail. 

"Matters to be discussed shall be tabled before you upon arrival. Treat this with the seriousness it deserves and endeavour to keep time", reads the summons sent to the students via email.

Trouble for the students started when the acting head of the commercial division of High court justice Anna Bitature Mugenyi saw a video making rounds on social media showing the student clerks dancing alias twerking in their black suits to Tumbiza Sound, a popular local song that was criticized by the Health ministry on grounds that it undermines efforts to fight COVID-19.  

The song by Eric Opoka commonly known as Eezzy was particularly criticized for containing messages contradicting the standard operating procedures issued by the Health ministry to contain the spread of COVID-19. Lady justice Mugenyi and other Judiciary administrators first summoned the students for engaging in acts that puts the image of the Judiciary at disrepute.

They were asked to write apologies for their conduct before LDC picked interest in the matter, according to the Judiciary spokesperson, Solomon Muyita. Asked if it is unlawful to record videos in court, Muyita said some things do not have to be done in courts.

He explained that only purposeful documentaries and movies are allowed but with permission from the administration, which wasn't the case with the students.

The government of Uganda through Uganda Communications Commission and ministry of Health has since agreed with Eezzy to rework the song and provide an improved version encouraging people to observe standard operating procedures.

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0 #1 WADADA rogers 2021-01-07 00:24
Very stupid girls, badly brought up, were they making a music video, they should be ashamed of their deeds
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-1 #2 Tabula 2021-01-07 10:38
These are young girls in the Prime of their lives, they need to enjoy their life despite their profession.

We should understand that they are Humans too, and somebody's young daughter before they qualified as a Lawyers.

Even after becoming Advocates, they are allowed to be themselves in their private lives, implying that they can go to a bar and dance , cry if necessary, have sex whenever nature call as long as it is not done during their working hours.
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+1 #3 Kalemera 2021-01-07 14:25
Quoting Tabula:
These are young girls in the Prime of their lives, they need to enjoy their life despite their profession.

We should understand that they are Humans too, and somebody's young daughter before they qualified as a Lawyers.

Even after becoming Advocates, they are allowed to be themselves in their private lives, implying that they can go to a bar and dance , cry if necessary, have sex whenever nature call as long as it is not done during their working hours.


No one said they cannot enjoy their lives or twerk. Just don't do it in court.

As lawyers, they should have known this -- but then, what should we expect with this profusion of "law" students from places like UCU, etc. Lawyering in Uganda has gone to crap.
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0 #4 Miki 2021-01-07 21:53
Give us a break! These are kids just having a fun dance probably during their spare time, Is there anything that is not a crime or an offense in Uganda anymore.

Wamma you ladies just twerk until these twerk-heads are disabused of their pretentious being offended.

That gentleman arraigning you before a dubious hearing is just abusing his office probably to sexually sexually one of you if not all of you, Damn! These guys can be as menacing as the Taliban of Afaghanistan with their faux offended sensibilities!
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