- Sangoma Damiano Akuze is insisting that Ugandan Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga pay him Shs204,5 million (the equivalent of over R730 000).
- The work done for Kadaga took place almost 30 years ago, but Akuze claims that the MP promised to pay him once she had secured a position in parliament
- Kadaga has only paid Shs1 million (about R3 600) to Akuze, in 2017, and has not yet responded to the court action taken against her
Damiano Akuze, a Ugandan sangoma, is suing Ugandan MP Rebecca Kadaga on the grounds that she promised to pay him for his services, but ultimately did not deliver.
Akuze says that in 1990, Kadaga sought his help and purchased muthi from him, with the goal of becoming an important figure in government.
According to the Daily Sun, Akuze claims that he and Kagada struck a deal and agreed that she would pay him once she had secured the position in parliament that she was after.
Akuze explained in his court papers that the Ugandan MP promised him payment of a house worth Shs100 million (about R361 000), a plot of land worth Shs40 million (about R145 000) and other remuneration, but he has not received any of these things.
Briefly.co.za found out that the sangoma claims that Kagada’s success and placement in the Ugandan government is due to his muthi and the work that he did in 1990.
Akuze says that he consulted with Kagada on 1 and 2 September 1990 and the MP received a call from President Museveni and was appointed minister the very next day.
Kagada has not responded as of yet, but it will be interesting to see where the case goes from here.
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