Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has lifted the suspension of Makerere University Academic Staff [MUASA] chairperson Dr Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi after a High Court consent settlement.
Dr. Kamunyu was suspended in January for allegedly taking part in actions that disrupt and injure the reputation of the university.
The said actions include inciting violence, insubordination, attacking university officials among others.
The letter dated January 17, 2019 signed by vice chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe said Muhwezi had ignored several warnings and continued to tarnish the institution’s image.
Nawangwe claimed Muhwezi’s actions intended to cause disobedience and strikes to undermine his administration.
He further accused Muhwezi of slander, making false statements, using insulting language which contravenes conditions of his employment.
In response, Kamunyu dragged Nawangwe to High Court accusing him of witch-hunt and misuse of his office.
According to a Consent Settlement of High Court Civil Suit No. 21 of 2019 and Miscellaneous Application No. 77 of 2019, Kamunyu reached an agreement with Nawangwe upon which his suspension was lifted.
The two parties met before Justice Lydia Mugambe of the High Court.
Kamunyu will still undergo an internal disciplinary process commenced by the appointments board of the university.
Counsel Hudson Musoke signed the consent judgment on behalf of the Makerere University and Prof. Nawangwe while Counsel Felix Ampaire, who was representing Dr Kamunyu, signed alongside the don.
“A consent judgment is entered in the above terms this 13th day of March 2019,” said justice Mugambe.
Dr Kamunyu is a lecturer in the department of Forestry, Biodiversity and Tourism in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).