Kiruhura District LC Vice Chairperson Adson Atuhaire has resigned his position amid allegations of rape.
Atuhaire, who represents Kitura Sub-County in the district council, decided to step aside to facilitate ongoing investigations.
In a September 20th, 2023 letter addressed to the LC V Chairperson, Dan Mukago, Atuhaire requested permission to remain out of office until the investigations into the rape allegations against him are concluded.
His resignation follows his arrest last week for allegedly raping a student of Bishop Stuart University in Mbarara. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, told journalists on Monday this week that Atuhaire exchanged contacts with his victim on September 8th, 2023, in Rwentondo, Kakoba ward, Mbarara City, after she provided them with directions to the Golden Leaf Bar.
Enanga explained that the suspect was driving a Toyota Premio with registration number UAT 238Q in the company of two other males. Later that evening, Atuhaire allegedly called the victim, who agreed to join him for an evening out.
According to Enanga, the suspect picked up his victim from her hostel at Kakoba Kyapatoni cell and purchased groceries and snacks, but on the way back, he allegedly raped her.
The victim reported the incident to the police, leading to Atuhaire’s arrest. Police also impounded the suspect’s vehicle.
Kiruhura District LC V Chairperson, Dan Mukago Rutetebya confirmed that he had accepted Atuhaire’s resignation.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, said Atuhaire is out on bail under strict instructions not to interfere with the ongoing investigations.