Speaker Rebecca Kadaga

Christians from Busoga Diocese led by Bishop, Paul Samson Naimanyhe Mukembe have this Sunday held special prayers for ailing Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga.

While celebrating mass at Christ’s Cathedral, Bugembe – the Diocesan seat in Jinja district, Bishop Naimanyhe also asked all christians to put Kadaga in their daily prayers for a quick recovery.

Former Resident District Commissioner, Richard Gulume Balyaino who fellowships from Bugembe Cathedral said in a statement that the Christians had unanimously agreed to seek God’s healing hand upon Busoga’ number one daughter.

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Kadaga is receiving treatment at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi after Nakasero Hospital referred the case for a ‘second professional opinion’.

Speaking on the behalf of the family, State minister of Karamoja affairs, Hon Moses Kizige said on Saturday that the speaker was in a stable condition and out of danger.

In a statement issued by the Office of the Speaker of Parliament on Friday, 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.

Prior to the meeting, she had attended the 14th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Conference (PUOIC) in Rabat, Morocco.

Upon her return, she was rushed to Nakasero Hospital in a critical condition on Thursday evening. She was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit before doctors advised that she is transferred to Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi.