Kyadondo East Member Of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi’s Presidential bid has hit another hurdle as American-based business newspaper; The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) ran a report claiming that Ugandan government is hacking his phones with the help of Chinese Telecom giant Huawei.
The reported investigation by WSJ journalists Joe Parkinson, Nicholas Bariyo and Josh Chin gave an exclusive insight of how Huawei has for long been accused of helping different governments worldwide to spy on their opponents.
When the team interviewed Bobi Wine on the matter, he (Bobi Wine) admitted to being put under surveillance by government.
“I cannot talk to you about sensitive stuff on my phone because our conversation is being listened to,” Bobi Wine claimed in the WSJ video.
The report further put unidentified government officials on the ‘hot seat’ and they too confessed on the alleged conspiracy between government and Huawei against opposition leaders.
According to the government officials, Huawei was contracted by government to put up a surveillance system that involves CCTV Cameras, Mobile phone tapping and hacking password protected devices.
“The issue of tapping communications is done by government security agencies and they work hand in hand with Huawei,” an unidentified government official testifies in the WSJ video.
Another official explained that the recently installed cameras target opposition leaders than the intended purpose of fighting crime.