A Ugandan newspaper, Red Pepper, published explicit photos of Ugandan Senator, Ayena Odongo having sex with a prostitute in various positions.
The newspaper photos were grabbed from a 20 minute sextape of the old Member of Parliament which went viral on social media.
Ayena Odongo later sued the Red Pepper publication to court for allegedly defaming him by publishing the nude photos. According to court records, the Red Pepper published photos depicting MP Ayena having sexual relations with a female in what is clearly a private setting, where peeping toms, snoops and voyeurs can’t be.
His wife Hilda Marris Ayena, is a joint complainant in the case that was filed before the High Court in Kampala yesterday. She states that regardless of what her husband did, the tabloid newspaper had no right to publish his nude photos given the private nature of the actions depicted therein and that they were not worthy at all to be published.
The Ayena’s want the courts to order the tabloids to stop publishing more of such nude and private pictures and that they should be compensated with USh 5 billion in punitive damages.
They also want court to order the Red Pepper and its sister publications to run an apology in the same ‘frequency’ and ‘prominence’ that they gave the nude photos.