KAMPALA – The former director of ICT support (DICTS) at Makerere University, Eng Frank Kitumba was forced to brave the Friday night storm when university authorities, with a police backup evicted him from his house.
Eng. Kitumba braved the heavy six-hour downpour to guard his property, after an eviction that his lawyer Stanley Okecho, describes as unfortunate and contempt of the law.
Mr. Kitumba claims he was evicted on personal grounds, having collided with University vice chancellor Prof Nawangwe recently.
“The thing is, anyone who has collided with Prof Nawangwe before, he will haunt him up to the last hour,” he said.
According to his attorney, the university owes the embattled former director Kitumba gratuity for four years when he served as the director and between UGX 150 million and UGX200 million in salary arrears.
Okecho says that Mr. Kitumba, at a level of director, who is credited with stopping the alteration of marks through IT systems at Makerere should not have been humiliated.
He said the police officers who conducted the eviction say it was authorized by Philip Acaye, the chief security officer Makerere University.
“What is going on here is a flagrant disregard of the law, it is impunity of the highest order, and I think Makerere should have done better handling some of these issues.” added Okecho.
Dr. Mohammad Kiggundu who heads the University’s public relations operations declined to comment on matter.
He said matter was handled by university’s estates and that it has nothing to do with prof Nawangwe.