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MUASA boss Kamunyu suspended

By Geoffrey Mutegeki

Added 18th January 2019 04:19 PM

Kamunyu is accused of using abusive language, making false statements, continued incitement with intention to cause disobedience, strikes to undermine the university administration and intimidation of university officials.

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Kamunyu is accused of using abusive language, making false statements, continued incitement with intention to cause disobedience, strikes to undermine the university administration and intimidation of university officials.

Embattled MUASA chairperson, Deus Kamunyu. File Photo. 

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KAMPALA - Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) Chairperson, Deus Kamunyu has been suspended from the University.

In a letter dated January 17, the Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe says that despite various warnings, Kamunyu has continued to engage in acts that amount to misconduct including offenses under the computer misuse act.

Kamunyu is accused of using abusive language, making false statements, continued incitement with intention to cause disobedience, strikes to undermine the university administration and intimidation of university officials.

“You have routinely been advised and engaged to stop your aforesaid misconduct but you have not taken heed, therefore in order to protect the reputation of the university, its activities, personnel and property from your disruptive activities, I hereby suspend you from the university in accordance with section 5.9 (b) of Makerere University human resource manual,” reads the letter.

He is also accused of inciting other staff to disrupt university activities and engage in related unlawful conduct.

In the letter, Nawangwe mentions that Kamunyu is not allowed to access the University and will receive half pay of his salary.

 “A committee will be constituted to investigate your said conduct and you will be invited to participate in its proceedings. During your suspension, you will receive half pay and you will not be allowed to access university premises, office or property,” reads the letter.

Kamunyu who is also a lecture at the Department of Forestry Biodiversity and Tourism has been requested to handover all university property to his supervisor with immediate effect.

His suspension comes a month after 45 Makerere staff were suspended on various allegations.

Kamunyu could not be reached for a comment by press time.

During the university’s 69th graduation ceremony on Tuesday, President Museveni lauded the Vice-Chancellor for dealing with errant staff.

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