Kadaga makes quiet return from Kenya's Aga Khan hospital

File - Speaker Rebecca Kadaga at a recent event

File - Speaker Rebecca Kadaga at a recent event

The speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has made a quiet return to the country after spending three weeks at Aga Khan hospital in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. 

Information from the speaker’s office indicates that Kadaga returned to the country on Saturday. Her principal press secretary, Sam Obbo confirmed the speaker’s return following the improvement in her health.

URN has learnt that the speaker is recuperating from her posh home in Muyenga. Obbo said parliament will issue an official statement and thanked Ugandans for praying for the speaker’s quick recovery. Asked when Kadaga would resume work, Obbo said that it is unlikely that the speaker will resume work immediately. 

“No doctor will allow her to come to work immediately, unless otherwise, however she is now energetic and she even when she landed she could move without support,” Obbo said.   

Kadaga fell ill on March 21 and was first hospitalized at Nakasero hospital in Kampala following her return from trips in New York, USA and Rabat, Morocco. She was later airlifted to Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi. 

A statement from the speaker's office indicated that Kadaga became ill as a result of the hectic work schedule, fatigue and jet lag. 

However, sources at Nakasero hospital indicated that Kadaga was unconscious by the time she was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Last week, Kadaga sent an audio message to Ugandans, saying she had registered a better bill of health and would be discharged soon.   

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