EXCLUSIVE: Blood Clot Kills MP’s Daughter


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“I can’t believe this. Angom was extremely beautiful and jolly. She is all I had. Her life brought warmth, love and satisfaction to my heart. Why would a blood clot take her life? I am really devastated,” Akol told mourners at her daughter’s memorial service at St. Stephen’s Church Biina, Mutungo, Kampala.

The legislator said Angom was a hard-working lady who had just graduated from Uganda Christian University (UCU).

She had begun working as a research assistant in the institute of Parliamentary Studies at the Uganda Parliament.

Akol said her daughter’s troubles started on June 24 when she got a minor bruise on the ankle. The injury would three weeks later take her precious life.

MP Syda Bbumba, John Muwanga and Kassiano Wadri

“Angom was putting on high heel shoes when she suddenly twisted her ankle. On that day she got treatment and later recuperated from the injury trauma,” said the lawmaker.

“However, on July 1, Angom started complaining of increased pain in her thigh. It was swelling rapidly so we rushed her to the hospital where an x-ray was taken.

It was established that the bone had not broken but she was given clutches to assist her walk for three weeks after which she could go back to hospital,’’ stressed the mother.

The parents of Angom paying their last respects

All family members, friends and workmates were confident that Angom would recover from the injury. Many believed that it was not life-threatening.

The legislator told grief-struck mourners that the angel of death visited her home last Friday with the sole intention of taking her daughter’s precious life.

Terror and agony gripped the family as the hand of death lingered in the shadows.

The days that followed turned out to be the MPs’ darkest moments in her life.

“On Friday I woke up early in the morning to go to Parliament where I had a meeting to chair and by 4:00pm the meeting had ended,” narrated Akol.

Angom’s death left many in tears

“So at around 5:00pm I received a call from an unknown number and the caller informed me that Angom had collapsed and had been rushed to the nearby clinic for treatment.

A few minutes later another caller informed her that her daughter had died on arrival at the clinic. It was a terrible experience.”

“My heart was ripped apart when I got a telephone call that Angom had passed away. It was the most heartbreaking call I have ever received in my entire life. It was unbelievable,” sobbed Angom as tears rolled down her cheeks uncontrollably.

Mike Mukula laying a wreath on Angom’s casket


“I appreciate the hundreds, perhaps thousands of prayers from all of you. I’m so grateful to you for attending this function and choosing to supporting our family to give my lovely daughter such a befitting sendoff.”

Angom’s gray coffin was mounted with flowers and after the function; the pallbearers carried the casket out of the Church ahead of the burial due Wednesday in Nebbi.

According to the postmortem report from Mulago Referral Hospital, Angom died of died of a blood clot which originated from the injury she got on her ankle.

“The blood clot on the leg above the site of the injury travelled along the blood circulation system and got embedded in the lungs of the deceased, causing her death,’’ the report noted.

Angom’s sisters and brother paying their last respect

In attendance were MPs Mike Mukula, James Kakooza, Joseph Ssewungu, Lydia Wanyoto, Kassiano Wadri, Godfrey Kiwanda and Fred Ruhindi.

Auditor General John Muwanga among other high profile dignitaries graced the occasion.

East Africa Community Affairs Minister Eriya Kategaya also succumbed to the blood clot.

Blood contains natural clotting agents that help prevent excessive bleeding when you cut yourself.

Angom’s body in the casket

Certain health conditions – such as obesity, heart disease, cancer or pregnancy – can cause blood clots to form even where there’s no bleeding.

A clot can travel in the bloodstream before being deposited in an organ or limb which might lead to death or a stroke.


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