The health condition of Mityana municipality member of parliament Francis Zaake has reportedly worsened after falling off his hospital bed in Lubaga hospital.
Zaake was later transferred to Nsambya hospital for a scan after suffering complications in the spine, chest and stomach. Julius Katongole, a relative who has been taking care of the MP since Friday said that Zaake's condition had started normalizing.
He, however, says that Zaake's condition worsened on Sunday night when he fell off his hospital bed and hurt his neck.
"The situation of Hon Zaake is not good, we transferred him to Nsambya hospital. When we reached there, the doctors told us they don’t have medication to be given to him. Now we’re fidgeting to take him abroad. The reason why we want to take him abroad is because here at Lubaga they don’t have those machines for operations." Katongole said.
He said that while at Nsambya hospital, Zaake was given painkillers on grounds that the hospital cannot manage his condition and that it would be best if he's transferred abroad for treatment. Ironically, President Yoweri Museveni said Zaake who has been on life support, escaped from custody after being arrested last week on Monday.
Zaake was arrested alongside over 30 others on allegations that they stoned Museveni's motorcade in Arua. Zaake was dumped at Lubaga hospital by soldiers in worrying condition that triggered protests in his constituency.
Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said Zaake escaped from Arua regional referral hospital and was not dumped at Lubaga hospital as alleged by his family. The arrested suspects were charged with treason and remanded until August 30 in Arua main hospital. They were reportedly tortured while under detention.
Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi who was also arrested in Arua, and separately charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition in an army court, was also said to have been tortured.
Kyagulanyi was remanded to Makindye military barracks until August 23. His continued detention triggered off daily protests in several parts of the city, Mukono, Mbarara, Mityana among others.