Nangobi alleges that on July 2nd 2018, Daaki tasked her to monitor a mother who had gone through cesarean section but she couldnt stay around until late in the night since she is pregnant. She requested Daaki to allow her to leave but he instead slapped her and forced her back into the ward.
Police officers engage nurses from Kamuli general hospital who were protesting the assault of their colleague in July.
Police is investigating Dr. Steven Daaki, the Medical Superintendent Kamuli General Hospital for allegedly slapping Sarah Nangobi, a midwife in the presence of patients and her colleagues.
Nangobi alleges that on July 2nd 2018, Daaki tasked her to monitor a mother who had gone through cesarean section but she couldn't stay around until late in the night since she is pregnant. She requested Daaki to allow her to leave but he instead slapped her and forced her back into the ward.
"I am pregnant and cannot handle some tasks the way I used to, but on that fateful day, it was approaching 11:00pm in the night and i went to my boss Daaki seeking for leave from duty but he instead shouted and slapped me in the lower abdomen while pushing me back to the ward in the presence of everyone," Nangobi states.
Adding that, "That incident cost me a lot and I started bleeding and felt pain in the abdomen ever since but my efforts to rest my case at the police station have not registered success because they keep on telling me to come tomorrow arguing that officers handling my case are off duty.”
Daaki denies slapping Nangobi, saying he just held her shoulder while cautioning her to be responsible while at work. "All the said allegations are false because I just held her by the shoulder and instructed her to be more responsible and careful with patients within the ward other than putting herself first," Daaki said.
Michael Kasadha, the Busoga North Region Police Spokesperson, says they are conducting fresh investigations. "More witnesses have come up and they are recording statements with us," Kasadha told URN. Adding that, "As soon as we conclude this file and get legal advice from the Resident State Attorney the suspect will be prosecuted in courts of law.”