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Makerere sex scandal: DPP asks police for more evidence

Edward Kisuze was identified as the staff member caught on camera in a sexual act with a student (COURTESY PHOTO)

KAMPALA. The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has returned the investigations file on the Makerere sex scandal back to police and asked them to back it up with more evidence incriminating the suspect.

The case in question is against Mr Edward Kisuze, an administrative assistant in the Department of the Academic Registrar, who was arrested last week over sexually harassing, Ms Rachael Njoroge, a former student.

According to DPP Mike Chibita, police must obtain clear evidence that Kisuze is the person seen in the picture sexually molesting Njoroge and hence advised that the picture be subjected to scientific examination.

The DPP’s advice comes after it emerged that the suspect denied that the man in the picture was him, sources close to the investigations told this website.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita (COURTESY PHOTO)

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the DPP’s recommendations.

“We have been asked to examine the photos and we are in the process of delivering them to relevant department for examination,” Mr Owoyesigyire said.

RelatedAnother Makerere staff member suspended as fresh sex scandal hits university

Mr Kisuze, who is detained at Wandegeya Police Station, was suspended by the university administration after being pictured performing a sexual act on a student.

The picture circulating on WhatsApp on Tuesday showed a man, who is in an office, bending between the legs of a young woman, seemingly licking her private parts.

In a letter dated April 17, 2018, the acting Vice Chancellor, Professor William Bazeyo, said he was responding to a complaint of sexual harassment from the student.

The incident comes a month after Dr. Swizen Kyomuhendo from the Department of Social Work and Social Administration was on March 1 suspended from university service after a television expose` left him in a compromising state with the un-named female student troubled with her marks she needed to graduate on time.

The expose` indicated the beleaguered university lecturer had suggested meeting the student in a hotel room. Makerere has appointed a Commitee to investigate the matter.

In a statement Tuesday evening, Makerere University Staff Association chairman Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi condemned the act of their fellow staff member, saying sexual harassment has no place at the institution

 

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