MP Kiyingi flown to Thailand in poison scare

MP Deogratius Kiyingi

Bukomansimbi South MP Deogratius Kiyingi (DP) flown to Thailand for treatment.

According to the latest report, MP Kiyingi was reportedly flown to the Thai capital Bangkok in a critical condition.

He is suspected to have been poisoned, although could not verify the authenticity of the matter.

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Kiyingi Deogratius Gonzaga was hospitalised at Aga Khan hospital, Nairobi.

He missed the voting on the age limit bill that made President Museveni the eternal ruler of Uganda.

Kiyingi had earlier been attacked by voters in Serinya, Butenga Sub-county in Bukomansimbi District during the burial of the late former executive director of Mulago National Referral Hospital, Dr Lawrence Kaggwa in November.

He later joined other MPs from greater Masaka region in attacking government over the manner in which it is handling the primary health care system.

At the close of December 2017, he was expected to join other members of the mainstream opposition in voting against the controversial amendment.

Kiyingi told Daily Monitor that was not in good health since November.

“I have been down with pneumonia since the last third of November and was admitted in Nairobi Hospital for quite some time. I was discharged, but I am due to go for further treatment in Bangkok, Thailand next month,” he told the newspaper.