Ex-MP Owagage dies for lack of oxygen in hospitals


Former Jinja Woman Member of Parliament Ruth Owagage has passed on.

Owagage died on Wednesday night while being rushed to a health facility with oxygen.

She was admitted after developing high blood pressure but found no oxygen at Jinja hospital where she was rushed.

The hospital refereed her to Rippon Medical Centre only to find the oxygen room locked and the person in charge absent.

Her family rushed to Almeca Clinic in Mafubira but the medical workers at the facility declined to admit her.

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They then drove her to International Hospital in Masese where she was pronounced dead.

Owagage represented Jinja Municipality in Parliament between 1996 and 2001.

She has been serving as a commissioner at the Uganda Land Commission.

Owagage taught at Kisili High School in Nairobi, Kenya and also served as the headmistress of Wanyange Girls SSS, Jinja SSS.