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UPC wants commission of inquiry in Mak sex saga

By Andrew Ssenyonga

Added 19th April 2018 01:57 PM

The UPC spokesperson, Michael Osinde, said the university was ignoring challenges that are compromising its standards.

UPC wants commission of inquiry in Mak sex saga

The UPC spokesperson, Michael Osinde, said the university was ignoring challenges that are compromising its standards.

PIC: The Uganda People's Congress party spokesperson, Michael Osinde, addressing the party weekly press briefing at the party offices in Kampala on Tuesday 18 April, 2018. (Credit: Shamim Saad)

EDUCATION | MORALITY


KAMPALA - Uganda People's Congress (UPC) has asked the Government to institute a commission of inquiry to interrogate the Makerere University sex saga.

The party spokesperson, Michael Osinde, said the university was ignoring challenges that are compromising its standards.

This comes after the university on Tuesday suspended Dr Edward Kisuze, a senior administrative assistant in the academic registrar's office over sexual harassment.

Kisuze was this week exposed by a female student, Racheal Njoroge Njeri, who alleged that he was molesting her in his office.

Following the leak, Prof. William Bazeyo, the acting university vice-chancellor ordered Kisuze to submit a written report by April 17, on the allegations against him.

Kisuze was suspended on half pay, pending investigations.

During the party's press briefing in Kampala on Wednesday, Osinde said the Government should set up an independent commission of inquiry into the conduct of the university staff.

"At this rate, the image of the great institution will be dented. In less than two months, the university staff are being exposed for engaging in scandalous behaviour," Osinde said.

He lauded Njoroge, who bravely exposed the university staff.

"We encourage other students to expose such persons so that bad characters can be weeded out of the university," he noted.

He, however, blamed the rampant unemployment and poverty in the country for what is going on at the university.

Ritah Namisango, the university spokesperson on Tuesday confirmed that Kisuze had been arrested and was being held at Wandegeya Police Station.

Last month, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the university vice-chancellor, suspended Dr Swizen Kyomuhendo, a lecturer in the department of social work and social administration, over the same allegations.



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