By Ivan Mwine
Renowned Ugandan model Doreen Kabareebe, who was some time back musician Jose Chameleone’s tight pal, could find herself on the wrong side of the law over allegations that she is spreading tribalistic sentiments on social media.
Trouble for Kabareebe, who is the only model in Uganda above 20 years who claims to be virgin, started after she made post on Facebook, in which she says the only thing she regrets in life is her mother being a ‘Muganda’.
She reportedly followed up the post with another stating that how she told her pals that anyone who ever gets married to a Muganda man should not invite her to the wedding.
Kabareebe’s posts no longer portray her as someone who is tribalistic but they have since sparked off an uproar on Facebook, within many netizens blasting her for expressing tribalistic sentiments.
It should be noted that although little is known about her mother, Kabareebe is daughter of former Rwampara Member Of Parliament Amon Muzoora, who passed away a few years ago.
Although it is not clear what she has against the Baganda, it should be noted it is illegal in Uganda to promote, express or practice all forms of tribalism whatsoever.
The Constitution of Uganda makes it explicitly clear that; “All persons are equal before and under the law in all spheres of political, economic, social and cultural life and in every other respect and shall enjoy equal protection of the law.”
Hence, “Without prejudice to clause (l) of this article, a person shall not be discriminated against on the ground of sex, race, colour, ethnic origin, tribe, birth, creed or religion, social or economic standing, political opinion or disability.”
However, by the time of filing this article Kabareebe had neither come out to either distance herself from these allegation or affirm the same.