KAMPALA/NAIROBI– The Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) President Kazibwe Bashir Mbazira has on June 19, been discharged from a Nairobi hospital where he was undergoing specialized treatment.
According to the UJA secretary for information Mr. Ronald Kabuye, Mr Kazibwe is set to come back on Thursday, June 20 and will be revisiting the hospital for further checkups.
“We thank the doctor who did all that is humanly possible to save his life from an ailment that affected his liver,” Kabuye said in a statement.
He added that more details will be revealed soon in a press conference that will be communicated.
Mr Kazibwe took to his Facebook page and said, “Dear family, friends and fans, am writing this with a strong mind and spirit whose body has been taken to the edge of death only to be saved by the Master of our Destiny-Allah.”
Mr Kazibwe added confirming that he was poisoned.
“It’s been 18 excruciatingly painful days of coming face to face with death itself. The confirmed cause was Lethal Poisoning. Why? The doers will answer to their Lord,” reads the post in part.
He further noted that his doctors at a Nairobi hospital advised him to stay on medication for the next six months with a physical medical review and re-examination to be conducted every month.
“The events surrounding my life have made my resolute firm and high in spirit to stick to what matters most in my career as a journalist; speaking truth to power, Speaking for the voiceless, standing tall in nation transformation and building. Take these away and take my whole. You can never!” Kazibwe said in a post.
He added, “To my colleagues in the media industry under #UJA, this is another tough reminder of what is on the other side of our job, but we should never give up, since we all know that the pen is mightier than a gun.”
Mr. Kazibwe promised to share with the public part of what happened and how these scary events unfolded to this moment.
Early this month, He was admitted to International Hospital Kampala (IHK) where he was discharged and further airlifted to a hospital in Nairobi where he has been undergoing treatment.