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THIS WEEK: Medical Board approves Nambooze’s travel request amidst calls for her release

THIS WEEK: Medical Board approves Nambooze’s travel request amidst calls for her release

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono Municipality legislator Betty Nambooze has been admitted at the government’s hospital at Kiruddu after her condition deteriorated while detained by the police.

The MP had been held over what she posted on social media following the assassination of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga.

Though on June 25, the medical council gave her clearance to travel, Nambooze says she was supposed to travel for treatment on June 15 but was arrested two days before that date, and her spine problem has been deteriorating ever since.

However, her condition has attracted criticism from different groups including the youth who demonstrated at parliament on June25 holding placards calling for her release.

Also, Simon Peter Kinobe the president of Uganda Law Society called for her immediate or else he said they will sue those responsible for her incarceration. The MP was also a subject of discussion by the Masaka Arch Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa as he marked 23years of service.

“Do you think Nambooze killed Abiriga? Does she have a gun?” he wondered calling for government to intervene before the country’s security situation gets out of hand.

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