By Spy Uganda
Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has been re-admitted to Nairobi Hospital days after he collapsed during a requiem mass for the late Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
The development confirmed by his deputy Doreen Nyanjura on Sunday.
Nyanjura said that Lukwago had experienced recurring dizziness, persistent abdominal discomfort, and severe chest pain despite being treated at several medical facilities in Kampala.
“Following a recurring dizziness, persistent abdominal discomfort and severe chest pain despite attending several medical facilities in Kampala including Lubaga Hospital, Platinum Hospital, Case Hospital, Norvic Hospital among others, the Lord Mayor was referred to Nairobi Hospital for further management,” Nyanjura said in a statement.
She added that consequently, the Lord Mayor traveled to Nairobi earlier this week, arrived safely and was checked into Nairobi Hospital. “I spoke to the Lord Mayor Today morning, he is stable and undergoing numerous tests,” Nyanjura confirmed.
This is the second time in less than a year that Lukwago, a well-known opposition figure in the country, is traveling to Nairobi for treatment.
Sometime last year, Lukwago was admitted to Nairobi hospital after test results indicated that he had acute anaphylaxis, an allergic reaction to some foods, insects, stings and medicine.
Nairobi hospital has in recent times transformed into a busy hub offering treatment for VIPs including former presidents Mwai Kibaki and Daniel Arap Moi, opposition leader Raila Odinga, and according to some sources, fallen Tanzania president John Magufuli.