Dr. Deus-Kamunyu-Muhwezi

Makerere University has agreed to lift the suspension of Dr Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi, the Chairman Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) after reaching a consent settlement in court on March 13, 2019.

The university suspended Kamunyu for allegedly inciting violence amongst the academic staff. He was suspended by Vice Chancellor Prof. Banarbas Nawangwe.

Kamunyu then said his suspension was very vague, harsh, in bad faith and against all laws of the country. The suspension he said undermines his rights as a citizen to have access to my official home, public buildings and related services.

He would later sue the university and Nawangwe for wrongful and unfair suspension.

In the settlement Kamunyu agreed to submit to the internal disciplinary process commenced by the Appointments Board while the latter also agreed to adhere to the principles of natural justice, fairness and equity.

The settlement further said Kamunyu can sue the university and Nawangwe for defamation in case he is interested.

The settlement was ruled by Justice Lydia Mugambe. Kamunyu was represented by Counsel Felix Ampaire while the university and Nawangwe were represented by Hudson Musoke.