KAMPALA – The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has claimed that party vice chairman Salaamu Musumba is battling to survive poison inflicted by “junta” that has led to loss of her hair.
According to FDC, Ms Musumba is undergoing expensive treatment abroad as a result of the poisoning.
“The world has watched her on NBS TV Frontline program every Thursday evening steadily losing her hair, Hon. Salaamu Musumba confirmed she had been poisoned,” FDC said in a statement.
“Slow poisoning of our leaders in the political struggle to liberate Uganda has had great personal costs. Forum for Democratic Change has lost many of her Party Members to Political terror including poison. Uganda needs liberation before it’s late,” the party added.
Fears and allegations of poisoning in recent times have come in thick and fast. A few years ago, Makindye East MP Hussein Kyanjo, a tough government critic, said he feared he had been poisoned following a long illness. The hitherto eloquent Justice Forum (Jeema) secretary-general, who now speaks with difficulty, has since been diagnosed with cancer.
Former Butaleja district woman representative Cerinah Nebanda died at Mukwaya General Hospital, where she was rushed on the evening of 14 December 2012. Police later attributed the legislator’s death to drug consumption.
In 2007, President Museveni insinuated that Noble Mayombo, a former Defence ministry Permanent Secretary, could have been poisoned. Brig. Mayombo fell ill and died of what doctors called multiple organ failure occasioned by acute pancreatitis.