The anti-corruption court at Kololo in Kampala on Thursday morning acquitted Dr. Gerald Tumwesigye attached to Kiryandongo hospital of three charges that he has been battling since 2013.
Tumweisgye was acquitted by Patricia Among, a grade one magistrate of anti-corruption court. She dismissed all the three charges that were preferred against Dr. Tumwesigye by prosecution reasoning that there was no sufficient evidence to implicate the accused.
Police in Kiryandongo district, under the influence of Dr. Diana Atwine, the head of presidential health monitoring unit charged Dr. Tumwesigye with negligence of duty, abuse of office and causing the death of expectant mother identified as Jane Namisango, a resident of Kaduku village, in Kiryandongo Sub County, Kiryandongo district due to rush and neglect.
Much as Dr. Tumwesigye was charged in 2013, he was taken to court in 2014 and then on 28th May 2015, he was remanded at Kiryandongo government prison then transferred to Masindi government prison before he was committed to Luzira maximum prison.
Kasangaki Kaijakubu Dan, the brother to Dr. Gerald Tumwesigye who spoke to our reporter after the acquittal of his brother said that, Dr. Diana Atwine, the head of presidential health monitoring unit should learn do to her work without involving her own personal grudge with health workers.
By the time of this story, Dr. Atwine could not give her comment as she was attending a certain meeting.