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.

Copyright © 2012 New Vision. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.