By our reporter
Mukono municipality MP Betty Nambooze on Sunday mourned the death of deceased Democratic Party treasurer Issa Kikungwe who died in Mengo hospital after an operation on his head went bad.
Nambooze, now in India where she is to undergo a surgery on her back said the death of Kikungwe was the worst news she would hear of on her sickbed.
“Kikungwe’s death hits me with the worst news a patient can ever receive…a death of a colleague”, she wrote on her page on Sunday.
“I and Kikungwe would disagree sometimes but we would never fail to relate and laugh over our differences…when I launched the makes DP great again he called me and we must have talked for over an hour on phone…he agreed with me in totality. He told me, save for my approach, we agreed to talk again so that each one of us would try to win the other over.”
Nambooze says she spoke about Kikungwe’s ill health with DP president Norbert Mao before she left for India for treatment.
“Hadn’t we given Mengo hospital too much responsibility, I asked, but Norbert assured me, it will be fine….thank you Mengo at least you were brave to try….Rest in Peace Issa.”
The Mukono municipality MP added that, “Am not crying for Issa ; he is dead neither am I crying for myself, freedom fighters don’t fear death AM CRYING FOR UGANDA.”
Kikungwe was buried in Nabbingo on Sunday. He was the former MP for Kyadondo South and tried unsuccessfully to contest for Lord Mayor seat in 2016 against incumbent Erias Lukwago and NRM’s Dan Kazibwe aka Ragga Dee.
Nambooze has been confined to a sickbed since a fight in Parliament over removing age limits in the constitution. Soldiers said to be belonging to the Special Forces Command stormed the House to remove MPs opposed to removing the age cap. Nambooze was among MPs detained after the commotion in the House, but she was manhandled leading to an injury on her back. She spent a month at Bugoloobi Medical Centre in Kampala before she was moved to Bangalore in India.
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