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Onesmus Twinamasiko
Bugangaizi East Member of Parliament, Onesmus Twinamasiko. Courtesy Photo

MP Twinamasiko Defends Wife Beating Utterances as Kadaga Orders for Investigation

MP Twinamasiko appeared on a major television during an interview justifying need for men to 'panel beat' their wives by whipping them.
posted onMarch 12, 2018

By Max Patrico Ocaido

Bugangaizi East Member of Parliament, Onesmus Twinamasiko is dancing on a frying pan after his utterances on wife beating boomeranged.

MP Twinamasiko appeared on a major television during an interview justifying need for men to 'panel beat' their wives by whipping them.  

After being the centre of criticism on social media for supporting men to beat their wives in what he claims is meant to 'streamline' them, Twinamasiko who is a journalist by profession is headed for the worst after Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga ordered Parliamentary committee on Rules, Discipline and Privileges to investigate the MP.

In a statement released by Chris Obore, Director, Communication and Public Affairs, the committee will inquire on the authenticity of the video clip and later on report to parliament on its findings.  

"The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said that the Parliament Committee on Rules, Discipline and Privileges will inquire into the video clip circulating and quoting MP Onesimus Twinamatsiko as having said "as a man it's good to touch and beat a woman," Obore said in his brief statement.

Kadaga is currently in New York attending the 62 UN session on the Status of Women.

During the interview, Twinamasiko said, "As a man you need to discipline your wife. You need to touch her a bit, tackle and beat her somehow to streamline her," Twinamasiko is quoted saying during the media interview.

When Kampala Post contacted the MP on telephone, he laughed off Kadaga's call for an investigation saying, "This is something I will handle don't worry. I will make my statement when parliament asks for it."

Twinamasiko added that the public has blown his media comments out of proportion.

"I did not say you need to beat your wife. I only said there is need to touch her or beat her a little bit," Twinamasiko said.

Who is Twinamasiko?

Born on July 15, 1987, Twinamasiko went to Bukora PS and later to Kyenjojo Integrated School for O and A level. In 2009, he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication and in 2016, he graduated with a Master's degree in Arts from Uganda Pentecostal University. He worked as presenter and programmes manager at UBC before joining elective politics which he won in 2016.

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