Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze has been airlifted to India for spinal operations. Nambooze is among the 24 MPs who were assaulted last month when security agents raided Parliament.
Many were injured and few are still in the hospital. Nambooze has joined Francis Zaake, who is USA, seeking advanced treatment using part of the Shs29m given to him for consultation on the lifting of the Presidential age limit.
Other MPs who were injured in the September 27 chaos are; Soroti Municipality MP AngellineOsegge, Kasambya County MP Gaffa Mbwatekamwa and Aruu North MP Lucy Aciro.
The security agents Nambooze claimed to be SFC damaged her spinal cord when they were forcefully evicting the legislators opposed to the amendment of Article 102(b) of the Constitution.
Nambooze set off from the Bugolobi Medical Centre, where she has been admitted since last month.
Those who were present when she was setting off include the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, William Ntege aka Kyuma Kya Yesu, a journalist, and her doctors.
Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, Thursday morning visited Nambooze who was being ferried out of Bugolobi Medical Centre where she has been hospitalised since September.
“Seeing off my sister MP Bakireke Nambooze at Bugoloobi Medical Centre as she begins her journey to India for a spinal cord disc operation,” Lukwago said.
“May the good Lord take care of her precious life throughout the entire process.”
Nambooze who departed Entebbe airport at 3pm aboard Emirates Airline to Dubai airport will proceed to Bengaluru India where she is expected Friday at 8:50am.
Nambooze said during her absence, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda, the Kira Municipality MP, will be the acting legislator of Mukono Municipality.
“I have also returned the Shs29m given me to conduct consultations on the age limit bill,” she added.