Sudan: Shamed Ugandan traditional healers seek compensation

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Over 1000 Ugandan traditional healers who were operating in southern Sudan and were expelled for conning Sudanese nationals want compensation from southern Sudan government.

Through the leaders of traditional doctors in Uganda, they have asked the President of Southern Sudan, Dr. Salva Kiir to compensate them for the property they lost during their expulsion.

Their expulsion, according to southern Sudan security official, Thomas Taban, “Was due to their being fake. They deceived that they could cure all the diseases including HIV-AIDs and extorted a lot of money from unsuspecting civilians. We had to send them away to save our people from being conned.”

The healers, who were expelled in November last year, want southern Sudan to compensate them with 700 million shillings for their lost property.

The chairman of traditional healers in Uganda, Sylvia Namutebi said, “We drafted a petition and sent it to southern Sudan president Salva Kiir two weeks ago requesting for compensation. We have not received any reply from Southern Sudan yet.”

Namutebi said the traditional healers copied their petition to the Minister of Uganda for Foreign Affairs, Sam Kuteesa and the Sudanese Embassy in Kampala.

She said the traditional healers lost money and domestic items during the expulsion exercise. Namutebi denies that the traditional doctors conned Sudanese billions of money.

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