"As a man, you need to discipline your wife, you need to touch her a bit, you tackle her, beat her somehow to really streamline her..."
Those were the words of a Member of the Ugandan Parliament, Onesimus Twinamasiko, who is from the Bugangaizi East constituency. He made this position known during an interview with NTV News. He submitted that a bit of violence is needed to promote a habit of discipline among female partners in a home and supports domestic violence by husbands against their wives.

On Monday, March 12, a short video clip of his interview that contained this view was shared by a Twitter user, Patu. This information didn't go down well with Twitter users , and generated a lot of reactions some of which are documented below.

@Houseofkisa says "How do such people become leaders? Leaders are people we lookup to for guidance, people that should be filled with humility... looking at him stressing his point on disciplining women through beating is so disgusting"

@kasande_F says "This is why I will never stop speaking up for the rights of others, hundreds and thousands of other women still suffering from domestic violence. This MP is an example of ‘a modern Ugandan man’ there are many unfortunately who applaud his views and worse still, put them into action"

@PopsShuz says "...& to think that tax payers money also covers this ones’ salary, car allowance, etc is disturbing at best! Bugangaizi deserves better!"

Nevertheless, as a progress report to this, Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, who is currently in New York attending the 62 UN session on the Status of Women, has said that the Parliament Committee on Rules , Discipline and Privileges will inquire into this clip, also said the committee will give a report to the House.

Written by Akindele Oyinlola Dorcas