MPs beaten by SFC going abroad for treatment

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Kadaga visiting Nambooze

Parliament will facilitate injured Opposition MPs to get further medical treatment out of the country, the Speaker has promised.

The mainly Opposition legislators were injured during a scuffle to forcefully evict MPs suspended over disruption of House proceedings.

On 27th Sept. 2017 the Speaker suspended 25 MPs including a Minister for disrupting House proceedings. In trying to evict the suspended MPs, security was called into the House leading to a scuffle in which MPs and staff were injured.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, visited the injured MPs and staff early this week. The MPs include Hon Betty Nambooze (DP, Mukono Munic.), Francis Zaake (Ind., Mityana Munic.), Hon. Angellina Osege (FDC, Soroti district); Hon. Gaffa Mbwatekamwa (NRM, Kasambya), and Hon. Lucy Achiro (Ind., Aruu North).

“I have paid a visit to some of the members that were affected by what happened in Parliament. But if there is need, Parliament will facilitate their treatment abroad,” said Kadaga.

During the scuffle Hon. Zaake sustained a head injury, while Hon. Nambooze sustained back injuries. At the time of the visit on Tuesday, Nambooze was still admitted at Bugolobi Medical Centre, in Bugolobi.