Muhammad Kabanda, a vendor in Owino market has accused Old Kampala Hospital of harvesting his kidney without his consent. Muhammad was paraded by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago on Tuesday.
According to Muhammad, he was involved in a motorcycle accident along Lukuli in May 2022. He sustained head injuries and was admitted to Old Kampala Hospital. He explained that the hospital recommended that he undergoes head surgery at a cost of Shs3,600,000.
However, after the surgery, Muhammad said that he observed that he had fresh incisions around his lower left abdomen area. This prompted him to visit different hospitals, which included Malcolm and Mulago Hospitals. After the CT scans, both hospitals confirmed that his kidney had been harvested.
Lord Mayor Lukwago condemned the increasing cases of human organ harvesting. He vowed to follow up on the matter. The Lord Mayor urged the public to be on the lookout to stop such barbaric crimes of harvesting kidneys in the country.