Budiope East Member of Parliament, Geoffrey Dhamuzungu is admitted to Case Clinic after allegedly consuming poison.
The legislator according to his personal assistant, consumed poison served by a voter during an evening pork treat at Nicodemus bar on Sir Apollo Kagwa in Kampala.
“Thanks members for your prayers, Hon. Geoffrey Dhamuzungu is out of danger after admission at Case clinic on Monday confirmed poisoned but currently improving and shifted to another ward for close monitoring awaiting test results. PA Dhamuzungu kla office,” reads a statement from the legislator’s handlers.
According to fellow members of parliament from Busoga Region, Dhamuzungu went out on Monday to have fun with friends and they ended up at Nicodemus bar on Sir Apollo Kagwa for the rest of the evening only to end up at Case clinic hospital for medication.
It is alleged that it is from the group that included his voters from Budiope that one of them served him poison that could have ended his life.
Dhamuzungu is the second member of parliament to fall in poison trap after Moyo woman MP and state minister for health Joyce Moriku Kaducu who was allegedly poisoned, resulting in her hospitalisation in Nairobi, Kenya, for two months.
“I was poisoned using arsenic poison; a heavy metal substance. When I was first admitted at Mulago National Referral Hospital, the doctors suspected mere food poisoning but eventually, the toxicological investigations done here in Uganda indicated that there were foreign substances in my body,” she said.