MP in trouble over video asking men to beat women

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Bugangaizi MP Onesmus Twinamasiko

Police has raised concern over a video clip attributed to MP Onesmus Twinamatsiko encouraging violence against women.

This came immediately after President Museveni castigated men who are wife bearers while he presided over the International Women’s Day celebrations in Busuubizi, Mityana District.

“If it’s true, it would be very unfortunate, unforgivable,” said Emilian Kayima, Police Spokesman.

“What he is promoting is unacceptable as it facilities crime: assault (Penal Code Act), domestic violence (Domestic Violence Act 2010) and others.”

Kayima said police has it on good authority that the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament will soon institute an inquiry into these assertions.

“Why are the other leaders are silent about these things? Must we not hold leaders to the highest ethical standards?” he wondered.

He added: “We shall patiently wait for the action of parliament.” Twinamatsiko is the Bugangaizi East Member of Parliament.

Speaker Kadaga directed the Parliamentary Committee on Rules, Discipline and Privileges to investigate Twinamatsiko for rallying men to beat their wives.

He is recorded in a video clip appearing on TV over the weekend where he said women should be beaten to keep in line.

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