Nambooze rushed to Kiruddu hospital in bad condition

By Monitor Reporter

Police have rushed the Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze, to Kiruddu Hospital in Makindye Division in bad health condition, lord mayor Elias Lukwago has said.

Mr Lukwago posted on his facebook timeline that MP Nambooze who has been in bad health condition since her detention at Nagalama Police Station, has today been transferred to Kiruddu Hospital to receive treatment.

Nambooze was on Wednesday arrested from her home in Mukoono and taken to Jinja Road Police in Kampala where she was briefly held before being transferred to Nagalama Police Station, before being released on bond that evening.

She was on Thursday however summoned to appear at SIU Kireka to “complete her statement”, but was later transferred to Nagalama Police Station where she has since been detained.

Photos of her lying on two benches while on drip allegedly in the CID’s office circulated on social media on Friday.

Mr Lukwago had earlier asked police to release Nambooze saying she is sick and supposed to travel for treatment abroad, but in vain.

She is being questioned in regard to Arua Municipality MP, Ibrahim Abiriga’s death.

Police on Tuesday said that before Abiriga’s murder last week, Ms Nambooze and three other people posted messages on various social media platforms supporting the attack on Abiriga.

A detective had said Ms Nambooze, Raymond Soulfa, alias Peng Peng, Nasser Mugerwa and Jane Kuli would be arrested for alleged offensive communication.

Mr Vincent Ssekate, the spokesperson of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, confirmed the plan to arrest the MP and her co-accused.
Mr Ssekate said a general enquiry file had been opened at the Criminal Investigations Department headquarters against them.

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