Vincent Mujuni Kyamadidi, the Rwampara county Member of parliament is facing assault charges. The youthful MP is accused of assaulting 25-year-old Amon Manzi, a resident of Cibola village in Nyakayojo Sub County at Zana complex pub in Ruti trading centre in Mbarara municipality on Wednesday last week.
It allegedly started after Manzi entered Zana Complex Pub in the company of three other youths. They allegedly sat next to the MP to take some beers. Manzi claims that the MP accused of him of being a journalist and taking his photos using a phone camera. He allegedly charged at him and punched him several times injuring his ear drum and right eye.
The MP also allegedly impounded a Bajaj boxer motorcycle belonging to his victim and confiscated 500,000 shillings from him. Manzi has reported a case of assault against the MP at Mbarara Central police under case file number SD 46/27/06/2013. Poly Namaye, the Rwizi region police spokesperson says they are hunting for the MP to record a statement over the attack.
Kyamadidi has not yet commented as various calls from our reporter to his mobile went unanswered. However, his action has angered a section of his electorates. Ashiraf Rweyeshera, the former political assistant to the MP says his involvement in fist fights tarnishes his image before his electorate. Rweyeshera however says that he is not surprised with the action of Kyamadidi because is not the first time the MP is involved in clashes even with cops on duty.
Rosemary Nshemerirwe, a resident of Nyakayojo Sub County is also bitter with the behavior of Kyamadidi saying this is regrettable. Nshemerirwe says with all she did for Kyamadidi during the 2011 general elections she least expected him to treat his electorate that way.
Aron Mwebembezi, a youth leader in Rwampara says they are tired with Kyamadidi’s behaviors. Mwembabazi says this is the time for them to sit and chat away forward the unbecoming behavior of their legislator.
In September 2012, while at Rwampara bar in Rugando sub county Kyamadidi fought with Jomo Mugabe, the Mbarara District NRM chairperson.