Police authorities in Kayunga District have summoned two former employees of Kayunga Regional Referral Hospital to provide statements regarding alleged threats against the hospital director’s life.
The District Police Commander, Ms. Rosette Sikahwa, disclosed that these individuals had reportedly expressed intentions to harm Dr. Robert Ssentogo, although the exact motivations behind these threats remain unclear. To safeguard the ongoing investigation, Ms. Sikahwa has chosen to withhold the identities of the suspects.
The ongoing inquiry will culminate in the submission of the case file to the Resident State Attorney for review and subsequent legal guidance. Both individuals were previously employed at Kayunga Regional Referral Hospital but had left their positions last year to work for Kayunga District Local Government.
Dr. Ssentogo assumed the role of hospital director two years ago when the institution was elevated to a regional referral status. Nonetheless, during his tenure, certain hospital staff have accused him of subjecting them to harassment, advocating for their transfers to distant healthcare facilities, and failing to support their career advancements.
Consequently, many long-serving staff members have chosen to depart. Dr. Ssentogo has refuted these allegations, asserting that he is not involved in staff recruitment and transfer decisions.
When contacted for comments, the accused individuals denied any wrongdoing, emphasizing that they had willingly resigned from the hospital and harbored no ill feelings towards Dr. Ssentogo.
One of the suspects stated, “I have more pressing matters to attend to than contemplating threats against someone’s life. I’m surprised by his baseless accusations.” In response to these developments, Dr. Ssentogo declined to provide a statement and referred inquiries to the police.