MP Nambooze flown to India for treatment

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago (centre) was among several politicians who went to Bugoloobi Medical Centre to see off MP Nambooze. Photo by Raymond Mayanja.

Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze has been airlifted to India for spinal operations. Nambooze is among the 24 MPs who were assaulted last month when security agents raided Parliament.

Many were injured and few are still in the hospital. Nambooze has joined Francis Zaake, who is in USA, seeking advanced treatment using part of the Shs29m given to him for consultation on the lifting of the Presidential age limit.

The security agents Nambooze claimed to be SFC damaged her spinal cord when they were forcefully evicting the legislators opposed to the amendment of Article 102(b) of the Constitution.

Nambooze set off from the Bugolobi Medical Centre, where she has been admitted since last month.
Those who were present when she was setting off include the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, William Ntege aka Kyuma Kya Yesu, a journalist, and her doctors.

Nambooze said during her absence, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda, the Kira Municipality MP, will be the acting legislator of Mukono Municipality.

“I have also returned the Shs29m given me to conduct consultations on the age limit bill,” she added.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga wants President Yoweri Museveni to explain the reason for deploying security agents to raid Parliament.

According to a story published in Thursday’s Daily Monitor, Speaker Kadaga wants to know why MPs were manhandled, arrested and detained. Many legislators, especially those opposed to the lifting of the age limit are blocked from convening rallies.

Activist William Ntege aka Kyuma Kya Yesu lifts MP Nambooze into a waiting vehicle.

Police recently issued a directive to all MPs stopping joint rallies. And in areas like Makindye, where area legislators were meeting the locals, they were also blocked.

Meanwhile, their counterpart of NRM party are conducting closed meetings, facing only the local leaders.



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