The family of Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) President Hajji Kazibwe Bashir has confirmed that he is currently admitted at a hospital Nairobi where he is receiving treatment.
In a Facebook post published on Kazibwe’s page by one Zulfah Kazibwe, the family appreciated the support extended to them in this challenging moment.
“As you must be aware, Bashir is currently admitted in a Nairobi hospital (whose details family has chosen not to disclose for the security of our patient given the situation he was brought in here and the circumstances surrounding his illness). We are however hopeful that he will be well,” the post reads.
Zalfah says doctors have so far made several examinations to ascertain the kind of illness.
“On Monday (Tomorrow 10 June 2019) he’s to undergo further examinations for the liver, intestinal check-up amongst others including a brain scan.”
Zulfah adds that Kazibwe is going through excruciating pain in the abdomen and a terrible headache.
But while he’s unwell, she adds, he strongly hopes and believes to improve.
“In his own words with a painful smile he has had this to say _”Abantu baffe babeere bagumu…Mungu ajja tuwa ekisinga obulungi. Bagambe nti mbagaala nyo” (Our people should be strong; God will give us what’s best…Tell them that I love them).”
Meanwhile, UJA Secretary for Information Kabuye Viyenno yesterday revealed in a press statement that Kazibwe, through his lawyers of Nakachwa and Advocates intends to file a civil suit against Kampala International Hospital (IHK) for breach of patient – doctor confidentiality.
Kazibwe was last week admitted to IHK before being discharged and flown to Kenya for further treatment.
The news of his ailment spread quickly on social media, with some people falsely proclaiming him dead.