UPDATE: The sad news reaching us indicates that Kizza Besigye’s lawyer, Wilfred Mulumba, has died.
Mulumba passed on minutes back at Kampala hospital.
Doctors said he had an organ failure that claimed his life.
BanyaKigezi residing in Kampala have fundraised Shs 4m to cater for lawyer Wilfred Mulumba who is currently hospitalized at Kampala hospital amid fears of poisoning.
Mulumba is a lawyer to Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) former President, Kizza Besigye.
Gathering at Fairway hotel in Kampala yesterday and today, BanyaKigezi managed to raise some Shs 4m to ensure the lawyer gets better treatment.
This was revealed by Nelson Habaasa, the coordinator of the working group raising funds for lawyer Mulumba’s medical support.
Hon Roland Kaginda, the MP Rukungiri Municipality chaired the meeting.
Dr Francis Runumi also joined the drive among other prominent business persons in Kampala.
Habaasa says friends were taken by surprise to find Mulumba in a critical condition.
“Lawyer Mulumba cannot mobilize money for himself. Therefore, we have to step in as friends”.
The Kabale group fundraising for the lawyer is led by the Mayor, Dr Pius Ruhemurana.
Lawyer Mulumba is among a few Lawyers who have been interviewed to strengthen the High Court of Uganda.
In the same group was the slain Assistant DPP, Joan Kagezi, who was buried last week.
The Judicial Commission placed an advert in the newspapers calling for eligible candidates to apply.
Lawyer Mulumba was shortlisted among Uganda’s finest Lawyers.
He is also in the line of those who want to run for Kabale Municipality Member of Parliament come 2016 general elections.
Last month, lawyer Mulumba did final interviews.
He was hospitalized at Mulago referral hospital last week with stomach pains before being transferred to Kampala hospital.
It is said his liver showed a spot suggesting presence of poison.
Samples are being investigated to find more clues.