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Medic testifies against Ali on impotence case

By Vision Reporter

Added 15th October 2004 03:00 AM

A medical doctor testifying in Lt. Gen. Moses Ali’s case against The Monitor newspaper, yesterday insisted that overweight men were prone to impotence.

A medical doctor testifying in Lt. Gen. Moses Ali’s case against The Monitor newspaper, yesterday insisted that overweight men were prone to impotence.

By Stephen Muwambi
A medical doctor testifying in Lt. Gen. Moses Ali’s case against The Monitor newspaper, yesterday insisted that overweight men were prone to impotence.
Poly Clinic’s Dr. Vincent Karuhanga was defending the newspaper against charges that it insinuated that Ali was impotent, owing to his overweight.
“If one is overweight, one is prone to impotence. One does not have to examine another to know he is obese. You can tell by merely looking at the patient,” Karuhanga told the High Court’s Justice Richard Okumu-Wengi.
A reported medical practitioner of 18 years, Karuhanga justified The Monitor’s use of the phrase “prone to impotence”, saying it meant that “such men are at the risk of suffering impotence.”
He told Ali’s lawyer, Joseph Kiapi, that, “Moses Ali has never been my patient. I have never examined him for impotence.”
Kiapi stirred court when he asked Karuhanga, “Have you ever slept with Moses Ali?”
“I have never slept with Moses Ali,” Karuhanga said, adding that he would only do so if he were homosexual.
“It is also unfair to Moses Ali because it presupposes that he is a homo,” Karuhanga said.
Though he conceded to being a sports doctor, Karuhanga said he could also medicate on the other body parts, except the teeth.
He dismissed Kiapi’s claim that he was motivated by money to defend The Monitor, because he writes for the paper. Okumu fixed submissions for November 5.
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Medic testifies against Ali on impotence case

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