Crime & Investigation

UWOPA Demands Arrest of Coach Cited In Sex Scandal


drug sans-serif; color: #222222;”>The female runners were allegedly abused by coach Peter Wemali while camping in Kapchorwa alongside their male counterparts in preparation for the continental competition which was dominated by Kenya on Sunday.

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Addressing journalists at the Parliamentary building on Monday, the UWOPA Communications Officer, Betty Iyamuremye, says a slot has been secured for female Members of Parliament to present their dissatisfaction in the House tomorrow where the minister of Internal Affairs, Aronda Nyakairima, is also expected to directly answer.

“As UWOPA, we are so much concerned with the act of that a coach who young female athletes were entrusted to train again betrayed their trust and abused his position by sexually harassing them,” Ms Iyamuremye said.

Meanwhile, the UWOPA Chairperson, Betty Amongi, asked police not to defend the offender but to make sure he is punished.

“It is unfortunate some police officers were alleged protecting the culprit. I therefore, call upon the Uganda police to avoid such and help the young girls get justice.

Amongi says the theory advanced by the offender is that when a woman has had sex, the private parts are wide and that the girl can run faster.

She says that this mysterious belief is not proven; yet so many women have won Athletics because of training in high altitude but not by first having sex.

Amongi says they will raise this as a matter of National Importance and cause the minister of Internal Affairs to explain why this culprit should be brought to book.


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