KAMPALA – Nile Breweries limited has been dragged to the High Court Civil Division by its customer for selling to him a beer that allegedly contained condom particles.
Mr Philip Yoacel Uluga in his law suit before court avers that on July 22, 2018 at about 7:30 pm at Viviz Liquor Shop in Mulimira Zone, Bukoto, Nakawa Division, purchased an unsealed bottle of an alcoholic drink, club pilsner.
Uluga says he requested his drink be opened and served to him by the bar owner/ attendant a one Vivian Nyaburungi who is an authorised agent for Nile Breweries responsible for the sale of its products in the area.
“In the process of galloping, he felt something in his mouth and throat as the beer was not flowing normally and on a close scrutiny he found a foreign object in the drink and upon notifying the bar owner and other people present, it was discovered that the foreign object was a rough rider condom,” reads in part the court documents.
“Immediately, the plaintiff was availed the telephone contacts of the defendant’s representative in Kampala area whom he duly notified of the predicament. I was also given contacts of the defendant’s quality assurance, production manager,” Uluga further narrates.
He goes on to state that as a result, he suffered severe injuries, shock, developed nausea, vomited the contents and suffered immense, mental/ psychological torture and damages and feared for his dear life.
Uluga contends that his sexual life has been severely endangered owing to the nasty experience of consuming a Rough Rider condom which is ordinarily used for sexual intercourse and he continues to contemplate suicide as a result of societal rejection and lifelong shame occasioned by the defendant’s actions.
He allegedly reported the matter to Kira police where the beer and the foreign body were submitted to the government chemist for analysis.
Evidence before Court shows that after analysis, it was discovered that the foreign body was a torn packet of Rough Rider studded condom which rendered the beer content unsafe for human consumption.
Through his lawyers of M/s Joel Cox Advocates, he now wants justice Lydia Mugambe to compel the beer company to pay him Shs510 million as compensation plus interest and costs of the suit.
Court has given the beer company 15 days to respond to the allegations before the case is set for hearing.