The Mukono Municipality legislator Betty Nambooze will today Tuesday undergo the bone marrow aspiration surgery today.
Associates say the bone marrow will be moved from her right hip to the left leg to build back the damaged part that exposed the cartilage which used to send spasms through the left side of her body and occasioning a painful leg.
Nambooze was recently released on police bond to travel to India for treatment of spinal injuries incurred while in the custody of the Ugandan security forces.
Elvis Kintu Nsonyi, a Personal Assistant to the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, said “the Doctors say for two weeks she won’t be allowed to move and will be confined in her bed to help the bone grow back.”
After this process, doctors expect her to walk again without much difficult.
The operation is being handled by Consultant Orthopaedics Surgeon Dr. Sunil Kini, fellow (Hip and Knee).
Nambooze first reported severe pain after clashing with security forces during a raid on Parliament to evict lawmakers violently protesting the amendment of the presidential age limit bill.
The lawmaker was taken to a hospital, where doctors determined that her injuries required surgery that was beyond the capabilities of Uganda’s health care system.
After a month in hospital in Uganda, she was finally able to assemble the necessary permissions and funds to travel to India where she underwent a six-hour operation inserting metal implants in her spine so she could walk again.
Nambooze returned to Uganda in late November 2017, but early in the New Year, she began experiencing increasing pain and prepared to return to India for further treatment and consultation with her surgeon.
He was due to fly out on June 15, 2018, but on June 13 she was arrested allegedly in connection with a Facebook message on the murder of MP Ibrahim Abiriga.
Nambooze was released on bail, but, according to her associates, her spine was further damaged while being driven around in police vehicles.