Nambooze to remain on sickbed for 3 months


Mukono municipality MP Betty Nambooze will remain in hospital for at least more three months before she can full recover.

The legislator was beaten up by Special Forces Command [SFC] soldiers during a raid on parliament and later tortured at Standard Investigations Unit [SIU] in Kireka while in detention.

Currently admitted at Bugolobi Medical Centre outside Kampala, Nambooze has since been referred to Mulago referral hospital for further treatment, an option she declined.

“I was told I could go to Mulago Hospital for better care but that will happen over my dead body,” she said.

She added: “The doctor has told me that it will take me about 12 weeks to heal; I will ask for your patience and prayers,” she said.

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The doctors say they can’t treat prolapse and lumbar spine compression in Uganda. Nambooze will end up in surgery.

The MP said they had received prior information that Parliament would be raided and she was among the main targets.

“We organised ourselves and agreed that when anything happens, I wouldn’t engage. I even took a back sit.”

Nambooze was grabbed by about six women who she believes could have been men dressed as women. “There are some things women don’t do.”

Hon. Nambooze says when Speaker Rebecca Kadaga visited her, it took about 10 minutes before she could start speaking.

“I couldn’t turn her courtesy visit away. What hurts me is that Speaker Kadaga hasn’t come out publicly to accept that her House was raided.”


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