How Makerere University Students Pressured Olympia Hostel Management into Firing Alleged Sex Predator-Custodian

How Makerere University Students Pressured Olympia Hostel Management into Firing Alleged Sex Predator-Custodian

Olympia, one of Makerere University students’ hostel has fired one of its male custodian on allegations of sexually harassing female residents.

Female residents in early August started filing complaints and demanding that Mr. Reuben Nahabwe is discharged off his duty as custodian because they claim he has been taking advantage of fresh student residents at the hostel.

In a letter dated Monday August 19,2019, the managing director of the Hostel, Dr. Joseph Byamugisha established circumstances of Nahabwe’s suspension.

“It has been alleged that you have been involved in acts of sexual harassment against residents of Olympia Hostel, following these allegations, management has decided to suspend you from work to pave way for thorough investigations.” Dr. Byamugisha’s letter read.

This followed a meeting by the Makerere Guild leadership which was attended by Dr. Byamugisha wife, Jovita Byamugisha, and Marion Kirabo and Severino Twinobusingye, the Legal counsel to the hostel management.

Patricia Mworozi and Alexandra Kamatsiko represented the student residents at the hostel.

The meeting also sparked an ultimatum from Student leaders led by Marion Kirabo, the Makerere University Guild Minister for Gender, Ethics and Integrity to Olympia Hostel management to suspend Nahabwe by 10:00am on August 20, 2019.

Well, the pressure could have been too much and by August 19, the custodian had already received his dismissal letter.

 

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