The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has been transferred to the Aga Khan University Hospital in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, for further treatment. “Upon the advice of the doctors, the Speaker has been transferred to the Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi for more treatment,” Kadaga’s press secretary, Sam Obbo, told Sunday Vision yesterday.
Without going into specifi cs, Obbo said the Kamuli Woman MP and the second vice-chairperson of the National Resistance Movement, is looking forward to resuming her duties in the shortest time possible.
“We thank you for your messages and prayers,” he added.
Sources at Nakasero Hospital say she was flown out at midnight Kadaga was on Thursday admitted to Nakasero Hospital in Kampala, soon after her return from a hectic working visit of Morocco and the United States, where she was advocating better policies for women and children in Uganda and across the globe.
Sources at Nakasero Hospital said she was on Thursday rushed to the intensive care unit after she reportedly developed difficulties in breathing. .
“Due to the hectic work schedule, fatigue and jetlag, she had to be admitted. We hope her privacy will be respected during this period. We wish her a speedy recovery,” Obbo said on Friday.
A source told UGANDANZ yesterday morning, that they had initially feared that the 62-year-old advocate would not be able to fly because she was not medically fi t. A Cabinet minister, who sought anonymity, said Kadaga’s doctors did not him to check on the Speaker on Friday because she was resting.
“But the doctors told me that she was stabilising,” the minister said.
President Yoweri Museveni visited her on Thursday, but details of the visit were still scanty by press time.