The Uganda Women Parliamentary Association-UWOPA has called for the prosecution of the national athletics coach accused of molesting female athletes. Recently, female athletes through Moses Kipsiro, the captain of the national athletics team complained of sexual abuse in their training camp.
They pointed accusing fingers at the assistant coach. In an earlier interview, Kipsiro said that coach threatened the girls with expulsion on the national team unless they yielded to his sexual demands. He reportedly encouraged the female athletes to conceive and abort saying it would improve their pace during the race.
However, since the allegations were made, police is yet to take action against the suspect. Now, Betty Amongi, the chairperson Uganda Women parliamentary Association says she plans to table the matter in parliament later today as a matter of national importance.
The Oyam South MP says they will contact the sexual abuse victims to accept to testify in camera against the errant coach. Amongi says they were prompted to take the matter to court because police has frustrated all attempts to have the suspects arrested.
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The female athletes are camped in Kapchorwa for training for the All Africa Games. Some of the victims of the sexual abuse who feature for the police athletic club have reportedly abandoned training. The runners are also incensed by the failure by the Uganda Athletics Federation to take action.