KAMPALA – Ms Agnes Namaganda, who is contesting for the Kampala Woman MP seat on the ticket of the Opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) party, has accused her husband of chasing her out of their marital home for joining politics.
The mother of four told journalists on Monday that her husband, who works with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, ordered her to abandon standing on the NUP ticket.
“Last Wednesday, what has been a marital disagreement about my decision to join and stand for political position in People Power/National Unity Platform escalated into death threats upon my life for refusing to denounce People Power. I had to flee my home in the night to avoid danger,” she said.
“As we get into the active phase of campaigns and eventual elections, my message to the nation is; Women have the right to enjoy their constitutional freedom to belong to any political party of their choice without feeling threatened. All stakeholders should come out to clearly highlight and disseminate messages to enable women choose leaders they want,” she added.
Ms Namaganda said since then, she has not seen her four children, including a two-year-old baby.
She added that she was first banned from entering her home with NUP posters and the disagreement with her husband has left her with no access to family finances and a car that she would be used to facilitate her campaigns.
Namaganda has been married to Mr Dick Twinomujuni.
When contacted, Mr Twinomujuni said being a civil servant, he does not want misunderstood as engaging in partisan politics, the reason he banned NUP campaign materials from his home.