September 3, 2013

Tears, Joy As Drs. Onzivua, Baryomunsi Are Cleared in Nebanda Trial

Senior Mulago Hospital pathologist Dr. Sylvester Onzivua on Monday morning broke down and cried uncontrollably after Buganda Road Court cleared him of two counts including unlawfully obtaining the body samples of the now deceased Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda with an intent to fly them to South Africa for further examination.

Dr Onzivua
Dr Sylvester Onzivua has been is now a free man

Dr. Onzivua had been jointly charged with Kinkizi East Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. Chris Baryomunsi for conspiring together to obtain the alleged body samples.

Chief Magistrate Olive Kazarwe ruled that Drs. Onzivua and Baryomunsi have no case to answer before Court since their actions do not constitute any offences as they were done in broad daylight, documented and facilitated by taxpayers’ money.

Chief Magistrate Olive Kazarwe ruled that Drs. Onzivua and Baryomunsi have no case to answer before Court.
Chief Magistrate Olive Kazarwe ruled that Drs. Onzivua (R) and Baryomunsi have no case to answer before Court.

She added that no reasonable tribunal would convict the two given the prosecution evidence of eight witnesses on record. She subsequently discharged the two doctors.

Doctors Onzivua and Baryomunsi have been on trial for nine months for the above offences which they were said to have committed in December 2012 immediately after the untimely death of the youthful  and vocal MP.

Fallen Former Butaleja MP Cerinah Nebanda whose death caused quite a stir last year.
Fallen Former Butaleja MP Cerinah Nebanda whose death caused quite a stir last year.

Speaking to the press after the ruling, the doctors insisted that they still want an explanation from the state and police on what killed the vibrant and outspoken MP. The doctors also say that they will seek compensation from the state for malicious prosecution.

3 thoughts on “Tears, Joy As Drs. Onzivua, Baryomunsi Are Cleared in Nebanda Trial

  1. Hon/Dr Baryomunsi and Dr. Onzivua congratulations!
    You have proved that you were fighting for the right cause! Yes, Govt should tel us who killed Nebanda,it seems they were worried that you were going reveal who killed the MP!! You should be compensated and Dr ONzivua, should return to his work and paid all monies he has lost all this time! We tired of these thugs and killers!!

    1. Mutuluuza they wre going to let us know the cause of death, then the police would have followed up to get the culprits. But alas the IGP pronounced that Cerina had died of an overdose on narcotics before even a post mortem was carried out!

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