Joseph Kintu, a resident of Kampala has joined a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) to jointly sue the government over the supply of poor quality condoms (Life Guard) which he says are still in circulation.
Kintu Joseph says the defective batches were not recalled from the bars and retail shops in contradiction to a directive from the National Drug Authority (NDA).
Still in the same suit, people with special needs say there is no effective communication in the form of sign language relating to faulty condoms on the market.
The petitioners want the court to find the Government (represented by the Attorney General in the suit), the NDA and Marie Stopes Uganda a leading charitable organization at fault for those who may have contracted sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies because of use of defective condoms.
Way back in 2019 around November the same thing happened, a million of condoms were at fault. This was reported to Marie Stopes Uganda by the National Drug Authority after findings that the condoms were not of the required quality.
In February this year, the same individual, Joseph Kintu and a colleague Sulaiman Balinya sued Marie Stopes Uganda for negligence after they allegedly used defective Lifeguard condoms that burst during sex, leading to the contraction of HIV/AIDS.
In February 18 civil suit that was filed before the Civil Division of the High Court, the two were seeking a declaration that Marie Stopes was negligent and wanted special damages, general damages, exemplary damages, interest and costs of this suit.
Kintu’s story is that he bought a packet Lifeguard condoms batch No 1904205 from a drug shop in Kapeeka, Nakaseke but the condom burst during sex, hence exposing him to unprotected sex.
He tested HIV – positive on the November 6th, 2019. Balinya, his colleague, claimed to contract gonorrhea from the said Lifeguard condoms.