Rubaga Hospital Writes to Kadaga: MP Zaake Faces Permanent Disability

The Rubaga Hospital Executive Director, Dr. Andrew Ssekitoleko has written to Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga concerning the condition of battered Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake.

Dr. Ssekitoleko in a letter marked “confidential medical” report dated 20th August 2018, said Zaake who was picked by security on the eve of Arua Municipality by-election, is suffering severe pain along his backbone and electric like sensation.

“He (Zaake) has severe tenderness (pain) along his backbone from the neck downwards. This finding is consistent with injury to his spinal cord and will need further evaluation by a neurologist,” part of the confidential report this website has seen a copy, said.

The Rubaga Hospital boss noted that Zaake’s condition risks permanent disability if not properly worked on and in time.

“Spinal cord injuries could lead to permanent disability if not managed promptly or adequately,” the doctor noted.

The report also said the MP is constantly on sedative treatment owing to acute symptoms of post traumatic anxiety he is suffering and psychiatric examination has been recommended.

“He is suffering with signs of acute post traumatic anxiety and requires treatment from time to time. We have recommended psychiatric review.”

The report concluded that Zaake needs to be handled from the “best” medical facilities out of the country.


“The report is therefore to request your support in enabling him access the best medical facilities preferably out of Uganda for a quick recovery.”

The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who visited the legislator on Tuesday this week mentioned that Zaake is in “a lot of pain”.

However during the joint security address on Saturday, Police surgeon told journalists that Zaake only suffered minor “soft tissue injuries” and President Museveni has stated twice that Zaake “escaped” from custody.

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