Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago on Monday visited Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze who is currently bed-ridden.
“With my dear sister, Mp Bakireke Nambooze on her sick bed in Mukono this evening,” Lukwago said while sharing a picture of the ailing legislator.
“She will be travelling to South Africa this week for better management of her health.”
Last week, Presidential Advisor on Security Brig Gen Kasirye Gwanga warned Ugandan politicians to mind what they eat following the alleged poisoning of Nambooze “just like former army commander, Gen Aronda Nyakairima”.
Nambooze was hospitalised at Mukono Church of Uganda hospital for 10 days since the night of June 11 after she developed sudden abdominal pains and convulsions following a drink-up with a brother and friends in Seeta, Mukono.
According to her medical documents, the MP has ulcerated intestines and an acidic substance in the stomach triggered by a reaction to many chemical substances.
The doctors say she is out of danger but advised her to get more specialized treatment in South Africa.
In 2009, Nambooze was taken to South Africa as a patient for detoxification; doctors at Flora hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa had discovered that the intestinal complications she suffered were a result of food poisoning.
Democratic Party Chief Whip, also Kalungu West MP Joseph Ssewungu told press in Kampala that doctors have confirmed the legislator has intestinal wounds, which require specialised treatment in South Africa.
Ssewungu says the opposition Democratic Party has written to the Speaker of parliament informing her of the legislator’s health condition.