Ssegirinya speaks out after discharge from Nairobi Hospital (VIDEO)

Kawempe North MP, Hon Muhammad Ssegirinya at Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi (Photo/Courtesy)

Nairobi, (UG):- Kawempe North Member of Parliament, Hon Muhammad Ssegirinya Friday announced he has been discharged from Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, where he has been for the last six months undergoing treatment.

The NUP legislator is expected to return to Uganda next week on Monday according to a video captured by Monitor on Friday evening.

“I am happy that I have been discharged, I am returning home,” Ssegirinya said in a slurred speech Monitor shared via its X-platform on Friday. “My voters I can assure you that everything is done,….I am returning home” he added.

Mr Alex Luwemba, Ssegirinya’s Personal Assistant said the doctors recommended that he (Ssegirinya) takes a bed rest for three months under the observance of medical personnel before he engages in any work-related activities.

Alex Luwemba (L), MP Ssegirinya and his sister

“I want to inform the Ugandans that God is great, Hon Muhammad Segirinya has been discharged from Aga Khan Hospital after spending 186 days,” Luwemba said, before thanking President Museveni for covering all the medical bills for the opposition legislator.

“I want to thank the Parliament for covering the medical bills, I also want to thank the National Unity Platform party for the support,” he added.

Ssegirinya’s illness

Mr Ssegirinya was admitted to Aga Khan Hospital, six months ago shortly after he was returned from the Amsterdam Universitair Medische Centra, Netherlands, where he had been referred for treatment

He had been transferred to the hospital on August 10, 2023, from the Netherlands where he had been receiving medical treatment since August 1, 2023

The Kawempe North legislator had been flown out after doctors in Uganda recommended due to the increased illness, which he reportedly got while in prison.

Mr Ssegirinya had by then just been released from Luzira prison together with his Makindye East counterpart, Mr Allan Ssewanyana where they had spent almost two years on remand after being accused of orchestrating the machete attacks in the greater Masaka sub-region.

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