Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago speaks out on his health condition

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

Kampala, Uganda | URN | Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has said he’s currently in a stable health condition and on course to full recovery.

In a posting on his Facebook Timeline accompanied by two pictures of him appearing to be walking around a hospital Lukwago said he was grateful to friend who have showed concern about his health.

Lukwago’s post reads: “Having a health walk within the confines of The Nairobi Hospital. Currently in a stable condition and on course to full recovery, praise be to the Lord of the Universe. Will always be grateful to the committed team of physicians and health workers at The Nairobi Hospital led by Professor Godfrey Lule and to all of you, dear friends, for your spirited concern and prayers. Looking forward to returning home in a couple of days.”

Yesterday rumours made rounds on social media claiming that Lukwago had died from Nairobi where he has been undergoing treatment.

At beginning of this month, Lukwago collapsed while attending the Requiem Mass of the late Archbishop of Kampala Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga at Lubaga Cathedral. He was briefly admitted at Lubaga Hospital but was later allowed to go back home.

However, a few days later, he was airlifted to Nairobi to get specialized treatment.

Earlier, the Kampala City Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura said the City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago is out of danger in Nairobi, Kenya where he is hospitalised.

Nyanjura who says she spoke to Lukwago told this publication that doctors at Nairobi Hospital have run several tests and results are so far are not worrying. 

She says without much detail into Lukwago’s illness/health condition that doctors are still running some tests and that they (doctors) shall issue a comprehensive report today Friday 16, April 2021.

Lukwago was last seen in public earlier this month when he joined the faithful at Rubaga Cathedral to pray for the late Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.

While at Church, Lukwago fainted and was helped by his aides who linked the fainting to the heat in the church since the use of fans and air conditioners is discouraged over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Lukwago had also been getting severe abdominal and chest pains and last week he was referred to Nairobi Hospital for further treatment and management due to intermittent dizziness among other things.

Last year, Lukwago who was receiving treatment at Nsambya Hopsital left the country on November 24th to seek further treatment at the Agha Khan hospital in Nairobi after he had been diagnosed with acute anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that experts say can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something one is allergic to.

Meanwhile Nyanjura says KCCA needs to come up with a medical fund for the City Lord Mayor. She says the insurance provided by KCCA only covers part of the Lord Mayor’s medical bill and he has to dig into his pocket too.