Samuel Ouga –
Adam Suleiman Kalungi has been remanded to Luzira Prison by the Makindye Court. He has pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and unlawful possession of narcotics. Kalungi is the Key Suspect in MP Nebanda’s death. Adam Suleiman Kalungi was charged with three counts of manslaughter, supplying and dispensing narcotics.
Meanwhile, the pathologist, who was arrested and charged over his involvement in the Cerinah Nebanda death investigation saga, Dr Silvestre Onzivua, has been interdicted by his employer, Mulago National Referral Hospital.
The hospital’s executive director, Dr Biteraba Byarugaba, has suspended Dr Onzivua from service pending the conclusion of the criminal case against him.
According to the Public Service standing orders, interdiction is temporary removal of a public officer from exercising his or her duties while an investigation into alleged misconduct is being carried out.
An interdiction on a criminal case that involves the police and courts stands for six months.
Dr Onzivua is out on bail following his arrest at the Entebbe International Airport, as he was about to travel to South Africa to take samples from Nebanda’s body for an independent toxicological analysis to establish the cause of death.
He had reportedly been hired by Parliament.
He has since been charged in Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court with conspiracy to commit a felony.
Seven doctors who handled the postmortem had agreed to have two sets of toxicological analyses carried out to determine the inflammable substance identified during the initial examination.
However, the second sample in Dr Onzivua’s possession was confiscated during his arrest.
The government claims that the pathologist and the MPs had no authority to take samples from the body.
In a related development, the Mbarara NRM Chairman is mobilizing voters to sign a petition recalling their area MP. Dr. Bitekyerezo from the House. The Chairman questioned why MP Bitekyerezo is so concerned with Nebanda’s death more than deaths of members of his constituency. He further accused the MP of working with the opposition to taint the image of Government.
Police Arrests Ant Corruption Crusaders
Anti corruption crusaders who this morning had embarked on free distribution of flyers to city residents have been arrested by police.
Authur Larok, the Action Aid International Uganda chapter and Lenard Okello were arrested as they gave out the flyers at the Jinja road traffic lights and are being detained at Jinja road police station. While former Assistant Bishop of Kampala, Dr Zac Niringye who stationed at Kamwonkya market wasn’t arrested. The anti corruption crusaders late last year launched a black Monday which is observed at the beginning of the month.