KAMPALA– It was a wierd morning for Doctors and residents close to Mulago National Hospital as they woke up to shocking scenes of a baby coffin dropped by unknown activists protesting the reappointment of Dr. Diana Atwiine as the Permanent secretary to the Health Ministry.
Over the past weeks, Dr. Atwine has been embroiled in clashes with a huge section of the public calling for her resignation over her alleged failure to handle the covid pandemic.
In the recent presidential reshuffles, a large section of Ugandas were heavily expectant that Dr. Atwine would be dropped after numerous scandals implicating her in the covid money heist surfaced but surprisingly, Museveni retained her in the position.
This is what perhaps inspired a morning protest at Mulago hospital. Traffic remains at stand still with the coffin abandoned in the middle of the road heading to the Mulago main gate. Our efforts to establish if the coffin contained a corpse turned futile upon the arrival of police.
However, sources present at the scene say the protesters claimed one of their relatives had died due to Atwine’s recklessness. They argue that the coffin contained a corpse, something that could not be independently ascertained by this reporter.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire says they have already started investigations into the protest.