Obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is caused by prolonged obstructed labour, leaving a woman with uncontrolled flow of urine or faeces or both.
Police have arrested nine people for demonstrating over House of Prayer Ministries pastor, Aloysius Bugingo’s apology to his wife Teddy following comments that he tolerated her in their marriage even when she had haemorrhage for 10 years.
The suspects who include eight women and one Edison Kakuru, the president Makerere University School of Education were arrested on Monday at Bat Valley Primary School in Kampala where a section of rights activists had converged to work on a petition, to the Speaker of Parliament, against Pastor Bugingo.
The suspects are currently detained at Central Police Station in Kampala as detectives continue with investigations.
The activists who displayed placards with inscriptions ‘Justice for women #Teddy deserves Justice’ appealed to Uganda Communications Commission to reign on Pastor Bugingo over what they described as unbecoming utterances.
“Imagine the hustle we have to go through to explain to our children such kind of behaviour,” Ms Sophie Gombya, a woman activist who doubles as a musician said.