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SHOCKING: How They ‘Stole’ My Kidney – Watoto Child Care Ministries In More Trouble, Dragged to Court For Illegal Kidney Transplant…

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John Jogga Katamba, through his lawyers of C/O M/S Okurut and Company Advocates claims that Watoto Child care ministries illegally transplanted his kidney.

In his affidavit, sworn on 8th August 2017, Jogga claims that in March 2014, he agreed with his family to donate a kidney to his cousin the late Tabitha Nakitende who was admitted to Mulago national referral hospital but unfortunately, she died before getting the kidney donation.

However, two months after Nakitende’s death (in July 2014), Dr. Robert Karyesubula, one of the deceased’s doctors approached him and told him that someone else was willing to pay for a kidney donation.

He said that he was referred to Chris Kaganda and Dr. Gladys Kasirye who were at the time the heads of departments at Watoto child care ministries.

“Both doctors explained to me that a one William Kabuye was the patient in need of a kidney transplant. They told me that the young man was going to die if he did not get a donor soon. I was moved by compassion having already been through the situation. I was however concerned about what would happen to my family and I if I donated my kidney to a stranger since I was the sole bread winner,” he said.

He added, “Dr. Kaganda and Kasirye assured me that they would take care of all my concerns if I agreed to donate my kidney to Kabuye because he was in dire need of one.”

Jogga further narrates that they promised to take care of him and his family during and after donating his kidney until he fully recovers. They also promised to take care of his tuition fees and all medical expenses.

He narrates that he believed in Watoto’s explanation and asked them to write an agreement which they did.

Mariam Nakimenya, a lawyer to Watoto drafted the agreement and it was signed by Arora Majugo, the Executive Director Watoto child care ministries on behalf of Watoto, himself and a one Margret Nasuuna.

He explains that on 26th December 2014, after the approval from the medical board, he traveled to India together with Kabuye and a one Grace Nabirye through Ethiopian airlines, flight number ET331.

According to the letters presented to court, it was Dr. Robert Kalyesubula, a consultant in Nephrologist at Mulago hospital who recommended that Kabuye be taken to professor Sandeeb Guleria, a senior Nephrologist at Apollo Hospital India for Renal transplant. Court documents show that the treatment that Watoto was supposed to pay for Kabuye and Jogga amounted to USD 20,000 for the 38 days they were supposed to spend in India.

LIFE IN INDIA

Jogga says that at Apollo hospital in India, they met Professor Sandeeb who interviewed him and later advised them fly back to Uganda because the transplant could not be performed as per Indian laws. The doctor told them that he had discovered that there was no relationship between Jogga and Kabuye and on that note he could not donate a kidney to him.

He revealed that Watoto ministries were not happy with the doctor’s advice, they tried to beat the Indian laws by contacting another doctor a one professor DK Argawal within the same hospital. He said that they spent another two weeks in Apollo’s hospital until Professor Sandeep bumped into him and asked him what he was still doing there.

Professor Sandeep immediately wrote to the hospital’s accounts department asking them to refund all the money that Watoto had paid and ensure that Jogga and Kabuye leave India as soon as possible.

He explains that by that time, the 38 days given by the medical board had expired. When the money was refunded, they were transferred to a guest house where they stayed indoors for about a week.

He says that after a week, he was picked by a one Syed Amjad in an airport van and driven to the airport.

From the airport, they were flown from New Delhi to a city called Bangalore.

When they reached Bangalore city, Jogga was taken to Laitha Health Care Pvt Limited and told that the operation was supposed to done there by Dr. Mohan.

“I vehemently rejected this arrangement because this was not what I had agreed to, the clinic also looked very ill facilitated,” he says.

He adds, “I sensed something was wrong and I kept asking questions that all went unanswered.”

He says that when he tried to protest, he was threatened by the caretaker that she had instructions from Dr. Kaganda that if he refused the operation, they leave him in India without any facilitation.

He states that he was later put into coma for almost four days. When he was out of coma, he felt a lot of pain in the stomach. He was immediately flown back to Uganda and thrown into a hotel.

He states that he spent three days in the hotel but he was thrown out for failing to pay for his stay there. By the time he was thrown out, he had only Shs.40,000 which was the balance on the money he was given to buy yellow fever card at Entebbe airport. He said that he used the money to travel back to his village in Nangabo Kasangati, Wakiso district and to buy drinking water because he was advised by Indian doctors to take a lot of water.

Unfortunately, he tried to communicate to Watoto church for assistance but they turned a deaf ear.

He decided to go to Case Clinic where Watoto staff receive treatment from. At Case Clinic, he was operated upon and they found rotten stiches inside his body which were removed by Dr. Vianney Nyanzi.

The Agreement between Jogga and Watoto

“I was also informed that the person who carried out the transplant was an amateur because he ruptured some nerves endings in my back in the process and that this was the cause of my neurotic pain. Because of these raptured nerves endings, I am currently going through a lot of pain,” Jogga states.

He said that when Watoto got this information, they ordered Case Clinic to stop treating him immediately or they stop contracting them to treat their patients.

He said that he kept on asking for assistance from Watoto through letters and physically going to their premises since he had lost his job but they always chased him away.

He said that one day, he was grilled by Watoto’s lawyers who told him that he had no claim since he donated the kidney willingly.

He asked court to declare that the kidney transplant was done illegally and wants Watoto to pay him shs300m in damages for loss of his kidney and earnings.

WATOTO DEFENDED ITSELF

Watoto child care ministries through their lawyers of M/S Arcadia Advocates denied all the allegations put against them and asked court to dismiss the matter with costs. They revealed that it’s true that William Kabuye was under their care after being adopted in 2011 as an underprivileged child.

Shortly after he was admitted after being diagnosed with a kidney disease that affected his kidneys and doctors recommended that he needed a transplant to save his life.

They further claim that the kidney transplant was not done illegally as stated by the plaintiff but it was done on the recommendations of Dr. Kalyesubula at Laitha Health Care in India.

“The plaintiff intended to donate their kidney for the affectionate reasons of having lost a friend to kidney disease and intended to do charity by saving a life,” Watoto stated.

INVESTIGATION ON WATOTO ALMOST DONE – NAKIWALA

When contacted for comment, the Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi told the Grapevine that investigation into illegal human trafficking by Watoto child care ministries by the Internal Security Organization (ISO) is about to end.

“After receiving a lot of complaints from youths about human trafficking done by Watoto church I decided to direct the Director General ISO to investigate the allegations. He opened up a file on that matter and the investigations are ongoing,” the minister said.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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Makerere University Student Beaten To Death During Curfew….

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Kampala Metropolitan police has kicked off investigations into circumstances under which a Makerere University student was beaten to death.

According to Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, the deceased has been identified as Emmanuel Tegu, a third-year student at the Faculty of Veterinary.

“Unfortunately, the victim has passed on today at 3am before he could record a statement to give us his last moments. We are yet to find out the reason why he was moving at night at that time, but a murder offence is being vigorously investigated,” Onyango stated.

He explained that at around 11pm, police received a strange call that there was a mob beating up a suspected thief near Lumumba Hall in Makerere University.

He said that their men swung into action and found unidentified person lying on the ground unconscious with several injuries.

He explained that the police patrol arrived and he was taken to Mulago hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Onyango denied allegations that the deceased was beaten to death by LDU personals with the help of policemen and branded.

“No single LDU personal is deployed at Makerere University. The security of the university is being managed by police and private security firms,” he said.

Onyango said that as police, they condemn mob justice and any person found guilty of participating in this criminal activity will be arrested and prosecuted.

 

By Grapevine Reporters  

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Boda Boda Rider Burns Himself To Death In Traffic Officer’s Office For Impounding His Bike And Asking For Shs.150,000 Bribe….

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The late Walugembe (inset)

SECURITY operatives in Nyendo, Masaka municipality were forced to fire live bullets in air to disperse huge crowds of bodaboda riders who attacked Nyendo police station after the death of their colleague.

Hussein Walugembe, a businessman in Masaka burnt himself inside the office of Masaka traffic department.

In the process, one traffic officer was injured and very many files were burnt to ashes.

It is alleged that trouble started when officers impounded Walugembe’s motorcycle on Tuesday at 7:30pm during curfew hours and took it to Masaka police yard for safe custody.

At around 8:00pm, Walugembe followed them and pleaded with them to return his bike because it was his only source of income.

Police officers with jerrycans of water and a fire extinguisher trying to put out the fire

According to his colleagues, police officers ordered him to pay the Shs.150,000 if he wanted his bodaboda back.

When he pleaded that he could not afford the huge amount of money they were asking for, the officers insisted that they will not give him his bike until he pays the money.

Early the next morning at 8:00am, Walugembe stormed the traffic office with a Rwenzori mineral water bottle full of petrol and threatened to kill himself if they do not give him his motorcycle.

The officer in charge told him to pay the money they had asked from him.

Walugembe’s body being taken for burial

Walugembe swore that if they did not give him his bike, he was going to die with the officer.

He then opened the bottle and showered himself with the petrol and poured some in the office, he removed a matchbox from his pocket and lit himself.

He tried to grab the traffic officer to burn with him but he sneaked through his armpits and took off.

Police officers panicked and looked for fire extinguishers to stop the fire. By the time they got some extinguishers from the nearby petrol station, most of the traffic files had been destroyed and Walugembe was dead.

ASP Muhmood Nsubuga the greater Masaka police spokesperson said that the body of the deceased was taken to Masaka mortuary for postmortem as investigations kick off.

According to Dr. Seenyonjo from Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, the deceased died from severe extensive burns.

Police has opened a file under SD:35/02/07/2020.

Walugembe’s body was taken to his home area at Kyajubira for burial.

He has left two children and a wife.

 

By Ahmad Kavuma, Masaka

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Lawyer Ssemakadde Threatens To Sue Lt. Col. Nakalema For Arresting M7’s Alleged Land Grabbers, Guides On How Whole Saga Would Be Legally Handled…..

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Celebrated Human Rights Lawyer Isaac Ssemakade has threatened to sue Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, the head of the State House anti-Corruption unit in her personal capacity over abuse of office and illegally detaining Ugandans.

Speaking to this website, Ssemakadde disclosed that he is concerned with the way Nakalema is being used to abuse the law to the extent of arresting and detaining people because she has been appointed by the President.

“Land owners if aggrieved must seek redress from the land division of the High Court, we must not duplicate and multiply processes. She will be sued individually because she is not the first woman Museveni is using to fix land matters. All of them who tried have been sued individually after burning their hands,” Ssemakadde said.

Ssemakadde advised the President to move to the High Court lands division in his capacity as Mr. Museveni and file a case in his personal name.

He insisted that in Uganda, no person has powers to give remedies to Museveni concerning his allegedly grabbed land apart from a High Court judge at the land division.

Ssemakadde directed President Museveni that once he files a case at the High Court, he should be ready to testify and tell court how he obtained the land in question otherwise no one will accommodate the impunity of imprisoning Ugandans because they are accused of grabbing president Museveni’s land.

He advised the authorities with immediate effect to release on police bond Peter Segane and Jimmy Suuna who were arrested on orders of Lt. Col. Nakalema who accused them of encroaching on president Yoweri Museveni’s land at Katwekambwa in Kabulasoke sub county, Gomba district.

He revealed that the public understands the pain the old man from Rwakitura is going through but he is not the only one suffering at the hands of land grabbers, many Ugandans are crying after their land was grabbed.

He insisted that Ugandans are offended when the law is abused to profit Museveni.

Ssemakadde further revealed that if Uganda was like other Democratic countries, by now the process of impeaching the president will be underway for abusing government systems.

However, Nakalema insists that Segane and Suuna fraudulently acquired five land titles on the land already registered in Yoweri Museveni’s names.

She said that her team have already identified a number of lapses in the processing of the land titles from the level of the area land committees, district land boards and the Ministry of Lands.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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