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Kalisizo Clinic Officer Arrested Over Botched Abortion

According to Ssonko, he immediately traveled to Rakai but was surprised to find that police had not yet apprehended Matovu, who had procured the abortion leading to the death of her fiancé.
Kalisizo Police are holding Joseph Matovu, the proprietor St. Joseph Medical centre in Kalisizo town for procuring an abortion, which led to the death of a mother of two. On Tuesday, Matovu allegedly performed an illegal abortion on Prosy Nalubili at his clinic, where she died shortly after.  Vincent Ssonko, the deceased’s fiancé says that he was at home in Kampala where he is recuperating from injuries he sustained in an accident when he received a phone call notifying him that Nalubili had died.

 

Ssonko says that he was shocked by the news because Nalubili had requested to travel to her parent’s home in Nkoko village in Kalisizo to arrange for their introduction shortly after she returned from South Sudan. According to Ssonko, he immediately traveled to Rakai but was surprised to find that police had not yet apprehended Matovu, who had procured the abortion leading to the death of her fiancé. Charles Kasozi, a relative to the deceased says that Nalubili was in good health when she arrived home last week.

He says that he saw her visiting Matovu’s clinic but he didn’t bother finding out what she was up to. He however says that about 30 minutes later, they saw people gathering at the clinic. Kasozi says that he went to check what had happened only to find Nalubili lying lifeless with cuts on the head and stomach as if she had just been involved in an accident. Some of the eye witnesses who spoke to URN say that Matovu attempted to flee when a mob threatened to lynch him and set his clinic on fire.

Nalubili was laid to rest on Wednesday at Nkoko village near Kalisizo town council. Despite this police didn’t move in to arrest the suspect drawing angry reactions from residents. As a result, Police moved to apprehend Matovu and charged him with procuring an illegal abortion. Twaha Ssemanda, the officer in Charge of Criminal investigations at Kalisizo central police says they want Matovu to explain circumstances under which Nalubili died at is clinic. He however, declined to divulge details for saying the investigations were still premature.

 

Michael Kayizi, the Regional Supervisor Allied Health Professional Council says St. Joseph Medical centre is only authorized to sell drugs but not to operate on patients. Kayizi says he waiting for the police report before he takes appropriate action. He says once the investigations are complete Matovu will face charges of professional misconduct and procuring an illegal abortion leading to loss of life. Efforts by URN to speak to Matovu were futile as police blocked our reporter from accessing him.

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