Ssali, who is also a Global Public Health specialist, says Ugandan citizens have been turned into clients whose access to healthcare is determined by their own ability to pay, their location and socio-economic status.
Through his lawyer, Evans Ochieng, Awadh objected to the deportation orders, saying he is Ugandan. He argued that he is a biological son to the late Omar Awadh, an Arab of Kenyan origin and Fatuma Said Abdallah, a munyankore by tribe and Ugandan by nationality.
Members of the Maragoli community living in Bunyoro are demanding recognition by Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and central government. The Maragoli community now living in Kigumba in Kiryandongo district, Ntoma and other parts of Masindi district, are a Kenyan tribe that left their homeland in 1958.