KAMPALA: The Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations has instituted inquiries into the alleged incident of indecent assault against Sheeba Karungi, a popular music artist, after she formally made her complaint at CID headquarters on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Police spokesman Fred Enanga said during the interaction with the CID officers, Sheeba revealed the details and the individual who was involved and the related circumstances.
He said in her complaint she clearly mentions the suspect and refutes 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,” Enanga said.
“We do thank Sheeba for taking the courage to report the matter and assure the public that as Uganda Police we take matters of Gender Based Violence seriously,” he added.
A few days ago, Sheeba publicly disclosed that a ‘big person’ close to the ruling establishment sexually assaulted her.
In a video that went viral on social media, the ‘nkwata bulungi’ singer narrated that she was waiting to go on stage for performance when a ‘big man’ with Special Forces Command (SFC) soldiers made his way inside her car and started touching her in an inappropriate way.
Stubborn social media users decided to come up with names of the alleged ‘man’ who could have touched Sheeba in a wrong position.
Of the names mentioned, Mwenda’s didn’t miss out on the list.
Now, to clear his soiled public image, Mwenda decided to put Sheeba on spot so as to reveal the identity of the bad mannered man.
“If Sheeba was either raped or sexually molested or violated in any way, the offender should be apprehended by police, taken to courts of law to face justice. She therefore has a duty to reveal this offender to the authorities so that justice can be served,” the political analyst tweeted on Friday.
He added, “I have talked to Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba @mkainerugaba who has promised to call Sheebah and offer her all the protection she needs in case she is afraid that revealing the person who raped her would be risky. The singer now has no excuse to fear to collaborate with police to arrest this rapist!”