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RDC under probe over assault

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By  OPIO SAM CALEB

Posted  Thursday, January 21  2016 at  02:00
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Buyende- Police in Buyende District are investigating the Resident District Commissioner, Mr Ssenyonjo Kyeyune, for allegedly assaulting his secretary, Ms Amina Mutagaya.

In a statement recorded at Buyende Central Police Station, Ms Mutagaya accuses Mr Kyeyune of beating her up when she reported late for duty on January 7.

Ms Mutagaya said she had reported late for work because she had taken her children to hospital. She said she was, however, shocked when Mr Kyeyune kicked, punched and slapped her on reaching office.

“I reached at my work place at around 9:30am and greeted my boss, but he instead roared and charged at me. So I retreated and set my phone (to record the actions). He followed and beat me up until I raised an alarm and people came to my rescue,” she said.

However, Mr Kyeyune has denied beating his secretary and said he only locked his secretary out of office for late-coming and laziness.

“How can I beat up a mere office attendant? She is only covering up her inefficiency, forgetting that I have seen such tricks long time,” he said.

“I will not hesitate to fire a government employee who doesn’t want to work.”
The police have also come under scrutiny for mishandling of the investigation. However, the regional CIID officer, Ms Edith Namongo, denied the allegations.

“We are taking on the investigation. It is not true that we have taken sides with the accused in order to kill the investigation,” Ms Namongo told Daily Monitor last week.

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