Uganda’s Makerere University has suspended a male staff, Edward Kisuze, following an allegation of sexual harassment leveled against him by a student.
In a letter issued by the Makerere Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof William Bazeyo to the accused, it was disclosed that Kisuze was suspended to allow smooth investigation of the case.
“I hereby suspend you from university service on half pay with immediate effect to allow a smooth investigation into the matter. You are strongly advised to desist from any access to the senate building premises and interactions with students of Makerere University until investigations are completed”
The letter reads in part.
It is reported that the student who said she had been sexually harassed made a statement at Police Station in which she said she was sexually harassed by a man in Room 507.
In the statement, the student says the man kissed her private parts forcefully.
In other, for her to get proof, she took a selfie as there was no digicam within the room. A photograph of the selfie has been shared on varied media platforms.
“When I got into the room, the staff told me to wait five minutes so they could see if my transcript had been worked on.
“Fortunately, my transcripts were certified and handed to me.
“As I was looking through them, the man who had given them to me turned out to be so inhumane.
“I tried to resist his actions but he was stronger than I was. He grabbed me and threw me on the cabinet files at the corner,” writes Njeri.