A lawmaker is facing court action for allegedly failing to pay a native doctor for charm that he says is responsible for her success.
The senior member of Uganda’s parliament is being sued by native doctor, Damiano Akuze, who is demanding Shs204,5 million (about N20 million) for work he claims he did on Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga 29 years ago.
According to Daily Monitor, Akuze filed his suit against Kadaga in Jinja High Court in the south of the country on Monday.
In his court papers, Akuze claims that Kadaga approached him at his shrine in Buwala, north of Kampala, Uganda in 1990.
“The defendant (Speaker Kadaga) requested the plaintiff (the native doctor) to work on her so that she would be given a big job in government and also be driven in a convoy like a president.
“The defendant did not have money to pay the plaintiff at the time. The plaintiff agreed to work on her on condition that she would pay the plaintiff as soon as she got the job,” states Akuze.
For two nights, on the 1 and 2 September 1990, Akuze says he “worked on Kadaga”, “and the defendant acknowledged the good care that the plaintiff gave to her”.
“Immediately on the 3rd day of September 1990, the defendant (Kadaga) was called by President Museveni and appointed minister and has since then held big positions in government,” states Akuze.
Akuze claims that he and Kadaga had made a deal at the time that she would reward him for his powerful charm by building him a house, give him a tipper truck, a plot of land and four cows, among other things. The total value comes to Shs204,5 million.
But Kadaga has failed to honour their contract and only coughed up Shs1 million (about N100,000) in 2017, says Akuze.
Kadaga has yet to file her defence. Once she has, a date will be set for a hearing. Kadaga could not be reached for comment, according to Daily Monitor.