Dr Swizen Kyomuhendo, a seasoned lecturer in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), has been asked to explain allegations that he has variously sexually harassed some of his students.
It follows an investigative piece by NBS TV which implicated him in acts of sexual harassment.
The damning and extensive story that has been trending on many social media platforms ran on February 26.
In the piece, Kyomuhendo is seen luring one of his students to a lodge to have “some fun”.
The victim claimed that the lecturer had promised to adjust her marks if she cooperated.
In our story, Kyomuhendo denied engaging in any act of sexual harassment before he turned rude.
According a letter dated February 27, Prof Josephine Ahikire, the acting principal CHUSS, tasks Kyomuhendo to come clean on the matter
“Given the grievous effects of such a report on you as a member of staff, the college and the university at large, there is need for an appropriate response from us as a college as soon as possible,” she writes.
…Given the urgency of the matter I request you to kindly submit your report by Thursday March 1.”
In 2006, Makerere drafted a policy against sexual harassment, stipulating punitive action for those caught harrasing students and staff