Makerere university police has opened a file for a student who appeared on social media half-naked while at a “finalist dinner” for School of Education students.
The student who is still unidentified was seen wearing a see-through top and a red panty with nothing more to cover her unmentionables.
The university chief security officer, S.P Mucunguzi Japheth Jeff Jackson, shared the pictures with Makerere LCV councilor, Doreen Nyanjura, saying he was “feeling disappointed”.
“A General Inquiry file (GEF) has been opened at Makerere university community policing station based more on Anti Phonograph Act and university management disciplinary issues,” Mucunguzi said.
“As police we condemn such behaviours moreover from intellectual class especially our…the premier university in Africa.”
Mucunguzi said he had started the search for the girl who now faces arrest.
“Anybody with any relevant info about these two suspects WhatsApp me on 0701400668 as we build for the future.”
This comes just days after Ethics and Integrity minister, Simon Lokodo, arrested a city movie translator, Marysmart Matovu (VJ Junior) and his colleague Bbosa Geoffrey (of Zai Plaza) early this week for dissemination of pornographic material.
In 2013, Parliament passed the Anti-Pornography Bill, which seeks to create the offence of pornography which is blamed for sexual crimes against women and children including rape, child molestation and incest.
In the Bill, pornography is defined as any representation, through publication, exhibition, cinematography, indecent show, information technology or by whatever means, of a person engaged in real or stimulated explicit sexual activities or any representation of the sexual parts of a person for primarily sexual excitement.
The then Chairperson of the Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Stephen Tashobya (NRM, Kajara), said pornography is prohibited because of the dangers it poses to individuals, families and communities.
The Committee cited the Penal Code Act Cap 120, the Computer Misuse Act, 2011 and the prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act, 2009, which prohibit only some aspects of pornography.
Offenders can be fined or imprisoned for up to 10 years.