Uganda’s deputy ambassador to US sacked for beating wife

Mr Dickson Ogwang

What you need to know:

  • Mr Ogwang has over 21 years of experience working with development organisations.
  • He has been focusing on LRA and Northern Uganda’s post-conflict reconstruction issues. He also handles political and economic matters at the Embassy.

Kampala. The State Department of the United States of America has asked Uganda’s deputy ambassador to return home over domestic violence.
Mr Dickson Ogwang has been asked to immediately pack his bags after he allegedly beat his wife.
The State Minister for International Affairs, Mr Okello Oryem, confirmed the reports and said: “One of our officers had a domestic incident at his house that resulted in him being asked to leave the country; It is unfortunate and we at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recognise that.”
He added: “When he arrives, we shall counsel him together with his wife so that such a thing does not happen again.”

Mr Okello, however, refuted claims that Mr Ogwang had been asked to leave after US police raided his home following the incident.
According to information this publication has received, Mr Ogwang had allegedly hosted guests for a thanksgiving at his residence among whom included a lady he was having an affair with.
Having raised her insecurities about the said lady, Mr Ogwang beat up his wife.

“Mr Ogwang waited for most of the guests to leave and severely beat his wife injuring her nose,” a source told Daily Monitor.
“When the incident was reported to police it became an issue of diplomatic concern as authorities in Washington wanted Mr Ogwang prosecuted,” the source added.
According to the source, a few guests who were still at the residence called in police to intervene and Mr Ogwang’s wife was rushed to hospital.
The American Embassy spokesperson, Mr Phil Dimon, when contacted referred us to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.