The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has condemned the actions of the Director of Wamala Mixed Secondary School in Mpambire, Mpigi District.
Hasadu Wamala 46, is alleged to have defiled students aged betwwen 14 and 16 at the school over a long period of time until he was recently apprehended and charged in court. He was later released on court bail for only Ugx. 200,000 before the President intervened and asked a team from State House to investigate the matter. Since then, several students have come out to say that the school head forced them into having sex.
The students, aged 14 to 17 years, said the 46-year-old director had access to the girls’ dormitory and randomly picked girls to take to his house, which is near the school. They said he would sometime sneak them out of school for sexual orgies in Kampala.
Wamala is said to have repeatedly sexually abused the girls in classes and staffroom among other places
In her communication to the House on Tuesday, 26 November 2019, Kadaga said that Wamala’s actions constitute gross abuse of office.
“A person who appears to have established the school so that he could access free sex from his students means that his conduct is an act of gross abuse of office and authority, “ Kadaga said.
The Speaker called on the Ministry of Education to take punitive action against Wamala
“I implore the state to make a very clear example of him by cancelling his license and barring him from ever establishing or running a school where he can access students,” Kadaga added. She added that Wamala ought to face serious sanctions within the penal code once the legal process has been completed.
Recently , eight more girls have approached CID accusing Hasadu Wamala, of defiling them. Wamala was arrested a fortnight ago after a senior two student accused him of defiling her in his house.
The 16-year-old student said Wamala lured her to a classroom, sexually abused her and later dragged her to his house where he continued with the act. She told police that Wamala called her and another girl from their dormitory to his house early his month.
He reportedly sent back one of the girls to the dormitory and forces her into sex. Wamala was charged with indecent assault and granted bail. This didn’t go down well with president, Yoweri Museveni. While addressing the Police Council last week, Museveni wondered why such a suspect facing such a serious offense would be granted bail.