Stanbic bank bought petty items like bread, milk and juice to cool down its security guard who was beaten by State minister for Water, Ronald Kibuule.
The minister punched Hellen Obuku, a private security guard attached to Stanbic Bank Mukono, for insisting that he undergoes a routine security check.
Stanbic Bank Chief Executive, Patrick Mweheire quickly wrote to the minister apologizing for “the inconvenience and embarrassment this incident might have caused you”.
He said the private security guard involved in this incident was not a Stanbic bank employee.
The apology sparked social media fury as the population demanded for the arrest and prosecution of the minister under the hashtag #IStandWithHellen.
Quietly, Stanbic bank Mukono branch bank manager led a corporate affairs team to Obuku’s home where they officially apologised to her.
The officials also presented Obuku with juice, milk, bread and an envelope to cater for her needs.
In a social media statement on Monday, Kibuule denied beating Obuku saying he only wanted to be checked by a male guard.
“What I want to tell dear Ugandans is that am a woman activist, the allegations aren’t true, this is just the work of malicious haters who want to see me down. I can never raise my hand to beat a woman. Thank you, I apologise for the inconveniences caused.”
The bank also issued a second apology seemingly apologising for having apologised to the minister in the first place.
The bank said it had reached out to both parties and expressed sympathies to them.
The bank claimed not to had blamed anyone during in its two apologies.