The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has said it has instituted inquiries into the alleged incident of indecent sexual assault against a renowned singer Sheebah Karungi after she formally made her complaint at CID headquarters.
During the interaction with the CID officers, Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said in a statement that the singer revealed the details and the individual who was involved and the related circumstances.
In her complaint, Enanga said Karungi clearly mentioned the suspect and refuted the ongoing speculation in sections of the media that it was Andrew Mwenda.
“In view of the above, a team of detectives has commenced investigations on the matter to ensure justice for the victim. We do thank Sheebah for taking the courage to report the matter and assure the public that as Uganda Police we take matters of gender based violence seriously,” said Enanga.
Couple of days ago, Karungi took to social media to protest against someone she claims sexually assaulted her while she was waiting to perform on stage.
Immediately, social media was flooded with mixed reactions to the incident, sending shivers in the camp of Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba when at the backdrop of the general’s birthday bashes claimed that one of the “big people in government” had used his security details to attempt a rape session on her.
Karungi, who claims was taking a power nap in her car while waiting for her opportunity to go on stage, said that her car doors swung open before this specific person started “acting inappropriately funny” towards her.
The singer did not mention names, but social media armies poured in from different battalions insinuated that seasoned journalist and prominent member of Lt Gen Muhoozi Birthday Parties’ Committee Andrew Mwenda could have been the subject in question.
Mwenda rushed to his defence in the only way he knew, penning a long article in which he wondered about the motive behind Sheebah’s involuntary claims.
Upon clearing his name, Mwenda expressed his happiness towards the new development, adding that the truth always comes out.
“Sad this has taken long but better later than never,” he said.