It has been proven that western nations started this vice among their youths as a way of gaining media influence; such a hypothesis has not yielded positivity in the African society.
The presence of a gap among generations with the media doing the roles of the olden style kojjas and sengas has accelerated this vice cropping into malice and shame.
The rise of irrelevant sexual content has been driven by a hypothesis that regards men as sex driven and the ladies as submissive to sexuality. The main challenge, according to me, is the naivity among the female race where by they tend either to share these nudes to their horny spouses or the already taken nudes get leaked through unauthorized shares.
Sharita Ndagire, a Humanitarian, raises too much concern about the vice, she puts the blame to the selfish men who date the ladies with intentions of putting them into shame. She further stipulates that nudity has become a business that is paying lots more to those that victimise high profile figures.
Her worry is that fellow ladies submit to requests by spouses to have these pictures taken and shared with them.
Roy Rugumayo, a student Activist and Feminist criticizes the way this issue is underated, yet according to him, it’s an atrocity among the female gender. He further says that even the known women’s rights activists have given a deaf ear towards this vice, not even giving support to the victims.
On release of these nudes, there is always a pre-judgement and blame to the victim. Ms Ndagire further highlights that the victims tend to have challenges that affect their lives for ever, a lot of stigma to an extent that these get isolated by all those that they thought were closer to them.
Victims too get depressed hence abusing drugs, some lose their jobs, break up with their families due to shame and neglection by those who think they posted the nudes intentionally.
It should be noted that any nudes that leak are against the Anti-Pornography Bill of 2014 and all perpetrators are to be apprehended by the law.
There is also a new development to the matter as the media was given restrictions on publishing anything they “feel like” when it comes to nudity.
Just last week, on Friday, the High Court in Kampala ordered The Pepper Publications Ltd to pay Shs 75M to the former Oyam South MP Krispus Ayena Odongo as compensation for “violating his privacy and dignity” because they published leaked true photos of him having sex with an unnamed woman in 2016.
Red Pepper’s attempts to run free from the violations by arguing the freedom of expression of the press guaranteed by the Constitution which “permits” them to publish the nude pictures were futile.
Justice Basaza-Wasswa said that media freedom did not mean freedom to publish all sorts of content