KAMPALA – A man has withdrawn a petition to the Allied Health Professional Council (AHPC) against Rema Namakula’s new lover, Hamza Sebunya.
Mr Sharif Sentongo Nambaale, through lawyers of Nalukoola, Kakeeto Advocates had on September 11 petitioned the Allied Health Professional Council (AHPC), suggesting that Sebunya has broken the professional and ethical code of conduct by contracting a marriage with his patient, Ms Namakula.
However, in a letter dated September, to the registrar of AHPC, Mr Nambaale said he was no longer interested in the matter.
“Reference is made to our earlier letter dated September 11. Our client has unequivocally and expressly instructed us to notify your good office as we hereby do that, he has lost interest in the matter,” the
Ms Jean Caroline Awor, the legal and public relations officer at AHPC, confirmed that they had received both letters.
Ms Awor said records at AHPC indicate that Mr Hamza Sebunya is a medical laboratory technician and not a doctor.
The move marks a dramatic one month since it was confirmed that Namakula had left her marriage with fellow singer Edrisa Musuuza aka Eddy Kenzo, and is set to introduce Sebunya to her parents on November 14.
In the earlier petition, Mr. Nambaale had claimed that Sebunya, who is said to have been Namakula’s gynecologist at Mulago hospital, took advantage of her and started a relationship.
“As a fervent believer in the rule of law, our client has drawn our attention to the fact that he has learnt through the press and social media that during the subsistence of MR. EDIRISA MUSUZA a.k.a EDDIE KENZO and MS REMA NAMAKULA’s relationship, the person who was a doctor to REMA NAM AKULA one DR. SEBUNYA HAMZA has contracted marriage with her which our client believes constitutes professional and ethical misconduct,” the letter dated September 11 reads in part.
“We have since advised our client that your body which is a creature of the statute has powers and mandate to inquire into and investigate the matter. Upon kind instructions of our client, we do hereby invite thy disciplinary committee to invoke its powers under Section 38 (1)(2) and (4) of the Allied Health Professional Act Cap. 268 of the laws of Uganda. Our client is available in case you and him for purposes of illuminations and availing more facts to enable you investigate the matter, take obligatory action which shall culminate into the most appropriate panacea as by law envisaged,” the letter adds.
The Allied Health Professionals Council is a body corporate established under the Allied Health Professionals Act Cap. 268 to regulate, supervise and control the training and practice of the Allied Health Professionals in Uganda. The Council was established to protect the public by maintaining up-to-date registers of registered and licensed professionals, private health units and recognized training institutions which are published in the Uganda gazette every year.