As the public awaits ministry of Education findings on the sex abuse allegations against Hajj Ali Mugagga, the head teacher of Kibuli SSS, the board has dragged Mr Leonard Ronald Egesa, the accuser, to the High Court over defamation.
The board wants the High Court to restrain Egesa from defaming the school and the deputy head teacher, Muhammed Kamulegeya, on his Facebook account.
Kamulegeya, together with other school managers, in March 5 petition, state that Egesa, who presents himself as a private investigator, posted on his Facebook page a story captioned “Public Notice’, which they claim is false and defamatory against the school.
His message, the school managers said, was alerting parents who have daughters at the school to quickly subject them to HIV test and transfer them to other schools. Egesa also told parents that they should subject their daughters who play netball to HIV tests.
However, the school managers want court to issue a permanent injunction, restraining Egesa from further publishing defamatory statements.
They also want court to also order him to pay them damages for the messages and costs of the petition.
The Education ministry sent Hajj Mugagga on forced leave as they investigate the allegations against him. Hajj Mugagga at the beginning of the term handed over office to his deputy, Hajjat Mastulah Nambajjwe Serugo, to pave for the investigations. However, he refuted the allegations of sexual miscount, saying they are aimed at tarnishing his name. The ministry is yet to release report findings about the alleged sex scandal despite last month claiming they were ready.