MUASA Chairman sues Makerere University Over Suspension

  • Posted on: 30 January 2019
  • By: sanyu-fm-news

Suspended Makerere University MUASA chairman Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi has run to Highcourt to reverse his suspension which he says  is  unlawful .

Dr. Kamunyu who is a lecturer at the Department of Forestry has sued the University with its Vice- Chancellor Prof. Barnarbs Nawangwe whom he accuses of barring him (Kamunyu) from accessing his home within  Makerere University premises.  

Kamunyu further asks court to compel prof. Nawangwe lift his  supension  as it also bars him  from attending Church services and places of entertainment of which he claims  the Vice-Chancellor has no legal mandate .

Kamunyu also demands General damages from Prof.  Nawangwe and Makerere University for portraying him as a criminal and an undisciplined Lecturer for merely expressing the views of other members of the academic staff that  he leads .

Court documents show that on the 17th/January /2019, in the exercise of his duties as Vice -chancellor , prof Barnabas Nawangwe suspended Dr. Kamunyu from the University on grounds that despite repeated warnings ,  he continues to engage in acts that incite other academic staff to disobey,  strike and undermine the University's administration.

According to the suspension letter which is also  copied to the University's Secuirty manager , Nawangwe grounded his decision on the fact that he needs to protect Makerere University's reputation since he had got intelligence information that  Dr. Kamunyu was planning to disrupt University  activities .

However in the turn of events, Mak Lecturers have since refused to resume work until Dr. Kamunyu's suspension is lifted as court also gives 15 days only to Prof. Nawangwe and Makerere University to file their respective responses to the suit .