The family and friends of Hajj Hussein Kyanjo, the former Makindye West member of parliament have got a sigh of relief because of his positive response to treatment.
Kyanjo was rushed to India for medication last month after being diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. He shared a video message on WhatsApp on Wednesday evening, notifying his family and friends in Uganda that he is in better shape compared to when he was taken to India.
A jovial Kyanjo said that he feels much better and hoped to return home soon with the help God’s grace. Muhammad Kateregga, the Bukomansimbi district LC V chairperson who also doubles as the general secretary Justice Forum (JEEMA) party, says although Kyanjo seems to be in better shape, he is still under close monitoring by doctors.
Kateregga notes that on March 18, Kyanjo underwent another checkup and the results are expected possibly today or Friday. He says doctors will be communicating the next course of action on whether or not to let the former legislator return home.
In 2012, Kyanjo, an outspoken government critic made a public announcement indicating that he had been diagnosed with dystonia of the tongue, a strange disease that causes difficulty in opening or closing the mouth, often affecting chewing and speech.
Dystonia may be hereditary or caused by birth-related factors or other physical trauma, infection, poisoning or reaction to pharmaceutical drugs. However, Kyanjo the once firebrand legislator insists that he was poisoned.