Renowned pastor, politician and businessman Peter Sematimba is back in the limelight after his former housemaid Namatovu Joan is accusing him of impregnating him and trying to take away her child.
In an interview with Bukedde TV, Namatovu Joan says she has been dragged to court by the former Busiro South MP Sematimba who lost elections in January this year to Matovu Charles as he seeks full custody of their 10 year old daughter Kisakyamukama.
How did Peter Ssematimba meet and Impregnant his housemaid
According to Namatovu Joan a resident of Mutundwe, Rubaga Division Kampala, she met Peter Ssematimba in 2005 when she was taken there as a housemaid by Ssematimba’s mum.
Namatovu continued working well until two years later when Ssematimba’s wife became pregnant and went abroad to the USA with her children leaving Peter Sematimba the proprietor of Super FM with the maid at home.
Sematimba later started making love advances towards Namatovu and later asked her to help scrub him in the back as he was bathing, which according to Namatovu, was the beginning of their romantic relationship.
Namatovu would later become pregnant delivering a baby girl 10 years ago who was named Kisakyamukama but always shortened as Kisa.
Namatovu later left Peter Sematimba’s Rubaga homestead and started staying alone looking after her daughter as single mum and she claims, she has singlehandedly looked after her daughter all this time.
“My name is Joan Namatovu, I am here to inform you that I was working as a house girl for Peter Ssematimba and he impregnated me, I gave birth and started looking after my child. He now wants the full custody of my 10 year old kid yet I am the one that has raised the kid,” Namatovu said.
Namatovu’s claim for the custody of her child
According to Namatovu’s story, Peter Ssematimba later took the child home and has been refusing her to see her child.
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She once went to Ministry of Gender and Labour and Social Development expecting to be helped but didn’t get any help after the State Minister for Youths and Children Affairs who was by then Hon. Nakiwala Kiyingi summoned Peter Ssematimba but he couldn’t come.
Ssematimba’s legal case against Namatovu Joan
Namatovu says that she received a court summon calling her on June 29th to be at Makindye Magistrates Court since Peter Ssematimba through his lawyers Mudawa & Kyogula Advocates went to Makindye Family Court seeking the custody of the daughter saying that his former housemaid doesn’t have the capacity to provide necessary care to their daughter.
Namatovu asks NGOs like FIDA or Pro Bono lawyers to help her in the legal case to win the custody of her child.
The hearing of Peter Ssematimba’s request is on June 29th at Makindye family court/family division which shares premises with Makindye Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Namatovu says that she fears leaving her daughter with Ssematimba since his premises are like a lodge with different women coming in and others going out which, in her words, is not a good environment for a girl child to grow in.
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