Nambooze: Besigye a kin to me than Ssekandi, a muganda

Besigye visiting Nambooze

Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze says while people accuse Baganda of not supporting each, Vice President Edward Ssekandi presents the perfect example.

The legislator is currently hospitalised at Bugolobi Medical Centre waiting to be airlifted to India together with Mityana MP Francis Zaake.

Nambooze was beaten by soldiers guarding the president while Zaake was punched by former army commander, Gen Katumba Wamala, during a raid by Special Forces Command [SFC] on parliament in September.

Some MPs including Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and other politicians have visited Nambooze and comforted her expect the vice president-a fellow Muganda.

Prominent among Nambooze’s visitors is opposition figure Kizza Besigye. “Dr. Besigye must be possessing a heart of Gold…before he was arrested he would check on me at hospital every day,” Nambooze said at the close of the week.

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Besigye who had been locked up at Naggalama police station with FDC candidate, Patrick Amuriat, and chief mobiliser, Ingrid Turinawe, still remembered Nambooze even in detention.

“…as he [Besigye] was being driven to Rukungiri for persecution, he gave one of his assistants money to buy me a flower, deliver it and console me,” Nambooze said.

“..stating that, he feels that if he was to be around it would have been easier for me to travel for treatment.”

And that is Besigye, she noted, adding, “when he touches you, his finger prints will be traceable on you. My President I will stay firm in the struggle at least if only for one thing.”

The legislator said she is identifying with a man who wishes Ugandans well. Thanks.

“They accuse us of not supporting fellow Baganda but surely between VP Ssekandi and Besigye who is my Muganda [kin/relation]?”