Embattled Dr. Oledo Petitions Court to Block Doctor’s Censure Move

By Our Reporter





The President of the Uganda Medical Association, Dr. Samuel Oledo has petitioned the High Court in Kampala seeking to block plans of censuring him.


Dr. Oledo says the process to impeach him is baseless and not grounded in law.


Last week, doctors under the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) raised the signatures they need to censure Oledo.


According to Dr. Ronald Kazibwe, a member of the association, by Monday, a total of 425 doctors had participated in an online poll that he and colleague Gladys Atto generated following an incident where Oledo publicly endorsed President Yoweri Museveni to stand for the presidency in 2026.


Dr. Oledo together with a group of others donning clinical coats had been attending an NRM Youth symposium in Kololo when they knelt before President Museveni and said the doctors of Uganda are asking him to stand for the presidency again, a position which was never endorsed by the members.


The association will on Sunday meet to determine Oledo’s fate.


Justice Musa Ssekaana of the Civil Division of the High Court will on Monday hear Oledo’s petition.


“If no appearance is made on your behalf, by yourself/our pleader or someone authorized by law to act for you, the case will be heard in your absence.” read a hearing notice signed by Ssekaana.

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