Tems Reveals She Created Bonds with Other Female Inmates During Unfair Imprisonment in Uganda

Tems Reveals She Created Bonds with Other Female Inmates During Unfair Imprisonment in Uganda

Tems recently shared a harrowing account of her arrest and imprisonment in Uganda. She was detained for two days after a performance in December 2020, accused of violating COVID-19 regulations.

Tems described her cell as tiny and filthy, with only a floor, blankets, and tissues. She was isolated from the outside world and had no idea if or when she would be released.

Despite the terrifying experience, Tems found hope and connection with other female inmates, many of whom were detained for minor offenses.

Tems’ Terrifying Arrest

Tems was arrested in Uganda on December 12, 2020, following a performance. She was accused of violating COVID-19 regulations, but she has maintained her innocence.

In an interview with Angie Martinez, Tems described her arrest as a “joke” at first. But when she was given a smelly, dirty prison uniform, the reality set in.

“I thought I wasn’t gonna come out,” Tems said. “I thought I was seeing it for a reason like maybe I was meant to help the people.

I was settling in because I adapted real quick and as I was walking in I started to cry because they gave me my uniform and it stunk because they don’t wash it.”

Confinement in a Tiny Prison Cell

Tems was confined to a tiny prison cell for two days. The cell consisted of only a floor, blankets, and tissues. She was isolated from the outside world and had no idea if or when she would be released.

“It was a small room and there was nothing, there’s just the floor they give you blankets and tissues and you’re just on the floor, no bed,” Tems said.

Hope and Connection in Prison

Despite the terrifying experience, Tems found hope and connection with other female inmates. Many of the inmates were detained for minor offenses, and some were victims of prison guard corruption.

Tems said she bonded with the other inmates and learned about their stories. She also learned about the challenges faced by women in Uganda, such as poverty, domestic violence, and lack of access to education.

Conclusion

Tems’ story is a harrowing reminder of the injustices that occur in Uganda and other countries around the world. It is also a story of hope and resilience.

Tems emerged from her ordeal stronger and more determined to use her platform to speak out against injustice.

Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn

Read Related News On TDPel Media

Advertisement
Advertisement: Download Vital Signs App (VS App)