By Paul Waiswa
Bernhard Glaser, the 73- year old German and founder of Ssese Humanitarian service in Kalangala district who has been in prison on allegations of defilement, indecent assault and aggravated child trafficking has died.
A frail and dishevelled Glaser was carted off to Luzira Prison on Wednesday after his sureties failed to raise a sh30m cash bond for him to fly out of the country for specialized treatment.
Uganda Prisons Spokesperson Frank Baine says Glaser died at the prison’s facility at 8:15am on Thursday.
Glaser had earlier been admitted at Mulago Cancer unit but the hospital management later recommended that he travels abroad for specialized treatment.
Baine didn’t reveal what killed Glaser. It is believed to have succumbed to cancer.
“The process of clearing him to travel hadn’t ended before he died. We are now taking the body to Mulago and we will inform all relevant stakeholders,” said Baine.
He has been battling a case of sexually abusing girls under his care. He’d been running the organisation for over 10 years and was first arrested 7 years ago on suspicion of sexually abusing 19 minors under his care.