Criminal investigations boss orders Makerere CID arrest over shelving sexual assault case

Jackson Amali, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations at Makerere University Police Station is in trouble for allegedly mismanaging a sexual harassment case.

Amali was picked up over the weekend on the orders of the Director of the Criminal Investigations Department, Grace Akullo.

Amali’s arrest came after it emerged that he attempted to shelf a sexual harassment case against Denis Kisuze, an administrator in the Academic Registrar’s office at Makerere University.

The suspect is accused of sexually assaulting a former student, Rachel Njoroge Njeri. Njeri reported a case of sexual harassment against Kisuze at Makerere University police station on April 14th 2018. She accused the administrator of sexually assaulting her when she went to pick her transcript.

Despite the complaint filed by Njeri, Amali didn’t take any action. The officer neither recorded a statement from the complaint nor did he give her a medical form.

Njeri’s plight came to light after she posted the pictures she had recorded in the suspect’s office and her statement on social medical. As a result, detectives at Wandegeya police station swung into action on April 19th, 2018 and picked up Kisuze.

They also recorded the victim’s statement. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson has confirmed Amali’s arrest. “Yes he was arrested but it was purely a disciplinary action,” Owoyesigyire told Uganda Radio Network. The professional Standards Unit is investigating the officer for abuse of office and case mismanagement.