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Erias Lukwago discharged from hospital, thanks medical experts

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago speaks to Journalists in Kampala (Photo/Courtesy)

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Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has expressed gratitude to the medical experts that saved his life after getting the all-clear to leave the Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi on Saturday.

Lukwago flown to Nairobi towards end of November after his condition got worse and couldn’t be handled by medics in Kampala.

God news coming from Nairobi confirm that his health has since improved enough to return home on Monday December 7.

Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura also confirmed the reports saying through her Facebook post that: “The Lord Mayor is stable, he was discharged today (Saturday) morning and is traveling back on Monday.”

In a short video recorded shortly before he was discharged, Lukwago condoled with the family of the late Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata, who died on Friday in Kampala and was buried on Saturday.

In the footage, he said he was flown to the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi after doctors who attended to him at Rubaga Hospital  and Mulago National Referral Hospital diagnosed him with acute anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.

“Professor William Worodria – who is a pulmonologist and a specialist in lungs – together with other doctors noted that I needed to be flown to Nairobi for further checks.”

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Lukwago said further that he had been attended to by doctors at Aga Khan Hospital together with another Ugandan doctor Prof. Lule and that they had carried out further tests on him and found he had a problem with the muscles around his lungs.

“The doctors expressed fears that my condition could lead to pulmonary clot, but I am happy that they placed me on the relevant machines for treatment and I feel better.

“I have been told I can get the rest of my treatment in Kampala, but they have given me all the medicine, including an inhaler,” said Lukwago.

He thanked the medical teams that attended to him both in Kenya and Uganda for saving his life. In the same spirit, Lukwago also thanked Ugandans for the support and prayers.

“I will be coming back to Uganda to receive the remaining treatment,” he added.

Meanwhile, the 50-year-old politician and lawyer is seeking to retain his position as Kampala Lord Mayor in next year’s elections. He was nominated late September to contest in the polls on the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) ticket.

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