Waiswa secured employment at Global Paper in Mbalala, Mukono after education institutions were closed down due to the Covid-19 lockdown. According to Waiswa, he decided to work to raise some money for tuition and support his single mother to care for his nine siblings.
Edward Sseggane, a clinical officer at CPR says Waiswa arrived at the facility in severe pain because of the severe injury in his private parts.
"We didn’t consider money first since the patient was badly off. The patient couldn’t move well due to the fact that he has been severely injured around the private parts. We have been monitoring the patient from day one." Sseggane said.
Bonny Opendi, the human resource manager at Global Paper declined to comment on the matter and referred our reporter to Mukono police station. Ismael Kifudde, the officer in charge of Mukono police said investigations are ongoing to establish what could have happened exactly.
He notes that they secured video footage for review before taking any action. Waiswa’s mother, Jessica Nabirye, says her son has been working hard to contribute towards his tuition and support his siblings.