Speaker of Parliament will be visiting some of the members who were seriously injured and hospitalized in the scuffle that rocked parliament on Wednesday.
The speaker however is still unapologetic for her orders that saw some of the legislators manhandled by external security. She says the MPs attempted to take over the house and she did what she had to do.
The MPs who opposed tabling of a motion on removal of the presidential age limit from the constitution, were dragged out of the house by plain clothed security officers.
Some were lifted out unconscious, while others claimed to have sustained broken ribs.
Mityana MP Hon Francis Zaake was one of the most injured and was admitted at Lubaga hospital in bad condition. Mukono Municipality’s Betty Nambooze said she had severe back pain.
The speaker told government owned New Vision newspaper in an interview that she intends to visit some of the hospitalized MPs.
The speaker revealed that some of the MPs had already been visited by the parliament clerk Jane Kibirige and other people and added, “I will go there too.”
Yesterday, FDC’s Col Dr Kizza Besigye shortly after arriving from Northern Uganda, paid a visit to MP Betty Nambooze who is hospitalized at the Kampala Imaging Center..
The Medics there reported needed to examine her for what they called “Lumber spine.” Nambooze says Dr Besigye, a trained physicist also give his “second opinion” on her situation.