New Vision (Kampala)

19 December 2012

Uganda: Nebanda - Health Cleared Pathologist's Travel, MPs Camp At Police

Photo: New Vision
Legislator Cerinah Nebanda

The Ministry of Health cleared pathologist Dr. Sylvester Onzivua's travel to South Africa to take samples of body parts of the fallen MP Cerinah Nebanda.

The Director of Health Services Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng told a news conference at the ministry headquarters in Kampala that, "Dr. Sylvester requested for permission as per the usual procedure and I wrote a letter authorizing him to proceed to South Africa. So it's not true that he was arrested because he never sought for permission."

Achieng's clarification follows the interception of Dr. Onzivua by the Police on Tuesday at Entebbe Airport as he was heading to South Africa.

Dr. Onzivua is still in Police custody at Kireka where Police have preferred abuse of office charges against him.

However, MPs Abdul Katuntu, Chris Baryomunsi and Kassiano Wadri are camped at Kireka where Onzivua is held vowing not to leave unless the pathologist is released.

Meanwhile Nebanda's body is at her parent's home in Entebbe contrary to Parliament Deputy Speaker's directive to be taken to Mulago for fresh investigations.

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