The Uganda Musicians Association president Wycliff Tugume alias Ykee Benda Tuesday took to social media to defend himself against allegations of rape that the accuser claimed happened in his days of high school.
The Mpaka Records chief said today that one of his followers had on January 9, 2021 accused him of rape that dated back to his high school days.
“As has become the habit a lot of wild things were posted some of which included an allegation of rape one twitter user claimed dated back in my high school days. I would like to categorically state that this allegation is baseless and should be treated with the contempt it deserve,” Benda said Tuesday in a series of tweets he made to clarify that his handler had mismanaged his account in an exchange with his Twitter followers.
As has become the habit a lot of wild things were posted some of which included an allegation of rape one twitter user claimed dated back in my high school days.I would like to categorically state that this allegation is baseless and should be treated with the contempt it deserve
— YKEE BENDA? (@YkeeBenda) January 19, 2021
The Byonkola singer started by apologizing and explaining to his followers how his account had been mismanaged by his social media handler.
“Reference is made to tweets that appeared on my twitter account on the evening of 9th January 2021. The person that manages my account got into some heated exchanges with a number of Twitter users and in the process a lot of regrettable things were said.”
He said he has never been involved in or accused of such a “despicable act.”
“The tweets that were shared on my account do not represent my persona. I regret the damage this has created for my brand as a musician. I have taken the necessary steps to ensure that the unfortunate events that happened on twitter do not happen again. I’m still scratching my head,” h added.