Uganda: Woman Sued Over Death of Babies, Faking Qualification

23 January 2019

Kampala — A lady, who has been running a local non-governmental organisation and whose alleged activities involved treating malnourished children with some dying in the process, has been sued for her alleged actions on grounds that she was not a qualified medical doctor.

Ms Renee Bach, a foreign national, was sued alongside her organisation, Serving His Children (SHC) before Jinja High Court on Monday.

The petition was filed by two women from Masese in Jinja District; Ms Gimbo Zubeda and Ms Kakai Rose, alongside a Civil Society Organisation; Women's Probono Initiative.

The aggrieved women claim to have lost their babies at the hands of Ms Renee whom they accuse of having postured to be treating them, yet she did not have any medical background.

What the mothers say

The mothers in their court documents, state that they were led to believe that Ms Renee was a medical doctor and that her home was a medical facility as she was often seen wearing a white coat, a stethoscope and often administered medications to children in her care.

This prompted them to take their children there but ended up dying upon bringing administered medication by Ms Renee.

Ms Gimbo states that in 2013, her child was malnourished and needed to be fed on nutritious foods which she could not afford.

She adds that in the process, some woman, who she later learnt was from SHC, came and asked her to take her child to their facility where she could be helped but the child was brought back dead after three days.

The petitioners through their lawyers of Dalumba Advocates, want an order ceasing the operations of Ms Renee and her NGO with immediate effect.

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