Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof.Barnabas Nawangwe has scoffed at members of the public who are feeling sympathetic about the Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) chairperson, Dr. Deus Kamunyu who was last week suspended.
“It is interesting to see so many people jumping up to shed crocodile tears about the suspension of Deus Kamunyu,” Prof.Nawangwe tweeted on Tuesday morning.
“Deus was suspended for his personal transgressions and not as chair MUASA. Where were you all when Deus was busy damaging the reputation of Council, Management and many colleagues who have worked for long to build their reputation?”
The latest development is seen as an attack by Nanwagwe towards Kamunyu and might not go on well.
The MUASA chairman recently protested against the move by the university to sack over 40 staff accused of various offences saying it was unfair and uncalled.
“I wonder why a knowledgeable council could pass such a careless law without consulting the legal department. Whatever was passed is against the provision of the Constitution of Uganda,”Kamunyu said.
In Prof.Nawangwe’s suspension letter last week, he accused the MUASA chairperson being engaged in acts that put the image of the university at stake by using an abusive and insulting language.
“You have continued to engage in acts that amount to misconduct including offences under the Computer Misuse Act, incitement with an intent to cause disobedience and strikes to undermine the university administration,” the letter said.
“Security reports have shown that you are continuing to incite other staff to disrupt university activities and engage in related unlawful conduct.”
In response to the suspension letter, Dr.Kamunyu said he would not hand over office as had been ordered by Prof.Nawangwe adding that the suspension is baseless.