Ugandan born Australian cardiologist Dr Aggrey Kiyingi, who was acquitted of murdering his wife says he is the victim of a conspiracy to deprive him of his property.
While speaking to Australian local media, Dr Kiyinji said his wife was killed for political reasons and he was framed for her death though he fell short of naming those he thinks were involved.
“By getting rid of her, they silenced her. By getting rid of me, they get rid of a threat,” he said.
She was gunned down as she waited for her maid to open the gate to her plush Buziga home.
Mrs. Kiyingi was a 55-year-old Advocate of the High Court of Uganda, as well as barrister in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.
Seven years ago, Dr Kiyingi was acquitted of organising the 2005 shooting murder of his wife Robinah Kiyingi – a high-profile lawyer revered for the human rights and corruption cases she pursued.
Last week, Uganda’s High Court ordered seven properties belonging to Dr Kiyingi be sold to businesswoman Diana Jacqueline Asiimwe to repay a debt.
“They are being stolen,” Dr Kiyingi said.
“They forged my signature. They forged papers for someone I’ve never met and never known.
“She (Asiimwe) doesn’t exist.”
The doctor likened Uganda’s government to a mafia, saying there are now moves to seize his family’s ancestral lands in Uganda.
“They are trying to steal my ancestral land,” he said.
“When they do that, that’s it, they’ve killed you. You don’t do that.”
He has taken out full-page ads in Uganda newspapers ralling against the seizure of his property.
Dr Kiyingi moved to Australia from Uganda in the 1980s and has a practice in Sydney.
Who Is Dr Aggrey Kiyinji
Dr. Kiyingi graduated from Makerere University, Uganda in 1977 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Since then, he has worked, travelled and studied widely around the world. He speaks Luganda, Swahili and English. He completed his specialist cardiology training in Sydney, Australia at Westmead and Concord Hospitals.
He has been a consultant cardiologist since 1989. He is also a consultant physician with extensive experience in tropical medicine. He specializes in general adult cardiology and echocardiography and his clinical interests include preventative cardiology, echocardiography, hypertension, and general medicine.
Kiyinji has a special interest in cardiac failure, hypertension, cardiomyopathies, ischeamic heart disease and tropical cardiology. He is actively involved in continuing professional education for GPs and cardiac health professionals.
Additional Reporting By Agencies