By our reporter
Police have condemned the Bugangaizi Member of Parliament Onesmus Twinamasiko for encouraging violence against women.
Last Thursday during the International Women’s Day celebrations, President Yoweri Museveni condemned all men who beat their wives saying that they are cowards and stupid.
However shortly after president’s comment, Twinamasiko said a man should discipline his wife by beating her a little as a way of streamlining her.
According to Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima, its very unfortunate and unforgivable if the legislator promoted domestic violence against women.
[box] “There is a video clip attributed to MP Onesmus Twinamatsiko encouraging violence against women. This came immediately after HE The president castigated men who are wife bearers while he presided over the International Women’s Day celebrations in Busuubizi, Mityana District. If its true, it would be very unfortunate, unforgivable. What he is promoting is unacceptable as it facilities crime: assault (Penal Code Act), domestic violence (Domestic Violence Act 2010) and others. We have 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? We shall patiently wait for the action of parliament,” said Kayima.[/box]
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