By Spy Uganda
Kampala: One of the youngest Ugandans legislators dubbed Soroti District Woman MP-elect Anna Ebaju Adeke has revealed that she was recently assaulted by a fellow Male member of parliament who tapped into her breasts during an official foreign trip.
“A male colleague, who is much older than me, I think I shouldn’t say much but I think in 1990, he had already joined the bar, came and tapped my chest as I was looking through the mirror. He came and held my breast like this…and I was so shocked,” MP Adeke narrated on Monday evening at a function in Kampala organized by Uganda Law Society to celebrate female lawyers joining the next Parliament.
She added; “I looked around and all the men there said ‘yah…yah, so what!’ I am just saying the house is so much patriarchal but we thank you madam Speaker (Ms Rebecca Kadaga) because you have given us a platform to air out the issues that people think should not be talked about.”
MP Adeke did not disclose the offending MP or further details about the incident. She also did not say whether she reported the matter to the police for investigation.
Meanwhile, Speaker Kadaga, who was the chief guest at the event, however, did not respond to MP Adeke’s sexual harassment complaints.
Sexual harassment is a type of harassment involving the use of explicit or implicit sexual overtones, including the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favours. Sexual harassment includes a range of actions from verbal transgressions to sexual abuse or assault.