By Spy Reporter
Kampala, Uganda: The Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga is greatly worried about the increasing numbers of legislators who are missing Parliamentary sessions due to sickness.
During her communication on Wednesday at parliament, Kadaga requested legislators to continue praying for over 10 Members of Parliament who are ailing with various maladies which range from accident injuries to longtime illnesses and other health complications. Kadaga said that “As we convene today, a number of our members aren’t able to attend the House because they are indisposed… Join me in wishing them a speedy recovery so that they come back and attend to their responsibilities.” Thereafter the Speaker listed the legislators who are currently away on sick leave. They include; Aboud Kitatta (Bukoto West), Herbert Kinobere (Kibuku County), Odonga Otto (Aruu South), Reagan Okumu (Aswa County), Syda Bumba (Nakaseke North), Jack Odur (Kibanda South), Connie Galiwango (Mbale District), Judith Babirye (Buikwe District), Wilson Nokrach (PWD), and Charles Gutumoi (Erute North) and James Kakooza (Kabula County). MPs Kakooza, Odonga Otto and Gutumoi are recovering from injuries they sustained after getting involved in separate accidents last year. However, Gutumoi is also said to be battling cancer and was admitted to Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) shortly after the accident. Also on the list of legislators said to be sick is Buikwe South Member of Parliament
Judith Babirye. This one has spent several months without appearing at Parliament and sources at the August House reveal that she been Away Without Official Leave (A.W.O.L) ever since she and Buikwe North MP Paul Musoke Sebulime got married on July 28, 2018.