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Judiciary Asks Gashirabake To Respond To Sexual Harassment Accusations’ Filed Against Him By Junior State Attorney

Deputy Solicitor General, Mr Christopher Gashirabake, who is currently facing sexual harassment accusations’ by a junior colleague, Ms Samantha Mwesigye has been commanded by the ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to file his defence on the accusations’.

Mr Mwesigye says she has been facing sexual harassment from Mr Gashirabake for more than 10 years now.

However, in May 14 the solicitor general Mr Francis Atoke released a statement indicating a committee instituted to handle Ms Mwesigye’s sexual harassment case, and vowed to release the findings as soon as possible.

“I am aware that the committee has since been reviewed the evidence that Ms Mwesigye submitted to my office vis a vis the employment Act 2006 and the employment (sexual Harassment) regulations 2012.

On 29th April 2019, the committee requested Ms Mwesigye to submit additional evidence if any. The committee has similarly written to the accused to tender in his response to the allegations,” the statement reads in parts.

Atoke says the ministry is ready to handle the case and produce conclusive results.

He however, requested the general public and other stakeholders to permit the committee to conduct the inquiries without undue influence.

Ms Mwesigye in the claim filed to the Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda in March 6th 2019 says that Mr Gashirabake began harassing her sexually when he supervised her as a clerkship student.

But she never accepted his sexual demands.

Ever since Ms Mwesigye filed the claim, Mr Gashirabake has never responded.