The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has been airlifted to Nairobi for further treatment.
According to a communication sent to a group on legislators from Busoga region, the speaker was airlifted to Nairobi to seek ‘a second professional opinion’.
Sources close to the speaker maintain that she is ‘completely out of danger’.
“Folks, a second professional opinion is being sought in Nairobi about madam speaker . She arrived safely and stable. Thanks for ur prayers,’ a message from Kadaga’s close associates reads.
Nile Post contacted the speaker’s Principal Private Secretary, Sam Obbo who confirmed that indeed, Kadaga is out of danger.
“The speaker is out of danger, that is the update we have so far,” he said.
Obbo in a statement earlier had indicated that Kadaga was only affected by fatigue.
“The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, is currently being managed by doctors at Nakasero Hospital, over fatigue. She was admitted yesterday soon after her return from a10-day hectic working tour to Morocco and the United States of America,” the statement read in part.
“While abroad, she steadfastly advocated for better policies for women and children, in Uganda and across the globe. Due to the hectic work schedule, fatigue and jet lag, she has had to be admitted in hospital,” the statement continued.
The speaker was admitted to Nakasero Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on Thursday evening.
The Kyabazinga of Busoga, William Gabula Nadiope IV paid a visit to Kadaga on the same night following the news, while President Museveni dashed to the facility yesterday to check on Kadaga.