MP Zaake’s head is injured, says lawyer

Friday August 17 2018
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MP Francis Zaake in hospital. Counsel Richard Lumu, a lawyer representing the MP has said his client is in critical condition as his head was badly injured.

Counsel Richard Lumu, a lawyer representing Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Francis Zaake has said his client is in critical condition as his head was badly injured.

“He has injuries around his body and the head is injured too,” Mr Lumu said.

MP Zaake was reportedly dumped at Rubaga Hospital on Friday morning by unidentified security operatives according to fellow MP Allan Ssewanyana.

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MP Zaake ‘dumped’ at Rubaga Hospital

Friday August 17 2018

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Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Francis Zaake has been dumped at Rubaga Hospital according to MP Allan Ssewanyana.

Mr Ssewanyana says that the MP whose whereabouts have been unclear since his arrest in Arua on Monday evening is now at Rubaga Hospital in critical condition.

Mr Ssewanyana says that Mr Zaake was allegedly dumped at the facility by unidentified security operatives in the wee hours of Friday. He, however, says that he saw Mr Zaake being stitched by medics. The press is yet to gain access inside the hospital.

Mr Zaake was among the people arrested on Monday evening following the scuffle that led to the shooting of singer Bobi Wine’s driver, Yasin Kawuma, in Arua.

Mr Zaake, together with other opposition MPs, were in Arua to rally support for independent candidate Kassiano Wadri who seeks to replace Ibrahim Abiriga as Arua Municipality MP who was murdered a few months back.

Despite being among the arrested, Zaake didn’t appear in court while his colleagues were being charged on Thursday.

During the Monday evening scuffle, it is reported that President Museveni’s car convoy was attacked and his car vandalized.


Counsel Lumu, however, said that Mr Zaake was on Friday afternoon transferred to Nakasero Hospital for a CT scan
"The doctors here have advised that Hon Zzake be taken for specialized examinations at Nakasero hospital.”

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