PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni’s media advisor Joseph Tamale Mirundi has laughed off claims that Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga is suffering from fatigue related illnesses.
Kadaga was last week admitted at Nakasero Hospital before being transferred to Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi for further treatment.
According to a statement issued by the Office of the Speaker of Parliament, Kadaga became ill as a result of a hectic work schedule, fatigue and jet-lag upon her return from long haul flights to New York, USA and Rabat, Morocco.
Kadaga was in New York for the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women which is ending today.
Prior to themeeting, she had attended the 14th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Conference (PUOIC) in Rabat, Morocco.
According to sources at Nakasero hospital, Kadaga was unconscious by the time she was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Now, according to Sam Obbo, the principle press secretary to the speaker, Kadaga was transferred upon advice by the doctors.
Appearing on NBS TV this morning, Mirundi dismissed the fatigue narrative, arguing that it is more than that.
“Fatigue is treated by going for massage, sauna and rest. There is no rocket science. There’s a deeper problem,” Mirundi said.
He further reminded viewers that over the years there have been various stories about Kadaga’s health. Intact Mirundi said he had once written a book about Kadaga titled Invisible Hand.
In the book, he wrote about her illness.