By JAMES KABENGWA(The Daily Monitor)
Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake has been taken off oxygen support and moved out of Intensive Care Unit following signs of recovery, his wife said yesterday.
Ms Bridget Namirembe, who is taking care of her husband at Manipol Hospital in India, said although Mr Zaake still complains of multiple pain, his condition has improved.
“His current situation right now is that (although) he is still unwell with pain around the neck, lower back, head and the lower limbs, he is off oxygen. So, let us hope for the best,” she said by telephone.
Ms Namirembe added that there are ongoing additional medical investigations, including doing a blood analysis, to ensure that the lawmaker receives thorough and complete treatment.
Mr Zaake was flown out for special medical care a fortnight ago after his alleged torture in Arua by Special Forces soldiers on the eve of Arua Municipality parliamentary elections on August 13.
The legislator and 33 others face treason charges after the State alleged that they hurled stones at President Museveni’s convoy, shattering the rear windscreen of one of the vehicles.
He spent two weeks at Rubaga Hospital mainly on oxygen support and was transferred to the government-owned Kiruddu Hospital after police prevented him from going for treatment abroad.
His recent alleged torture at the hands of security agents is the second in nine months after the first one at Parliament while opposing the lifting of the age limit in December last year.
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