Mityana municipality MP, Francis Zaake who was flown to India for specialized medical treatment in September is returning to Uganda tomorrow, Thursday.
Zaake is among the MPs who were allegedly tortured by security operatives upon their arrest on the last day of campaigns in the August by-election in Arua municipality. He was admitted to Rubaga hospital in Kampala where it was said he could neither sit nor walk, and later cleared to fly to India for further treatment.
However, there has been scanty updates on his situation ever since, until Tuesday when he posted on his Facebook page details of what befell him. He insists he was “battered excessively” by SFC personnel to the extent that his body could no longer feel the pain.
He says that at Mannipal Hospital in New Delhi, India where he was admitted, the Ugandan government made attempts to obtain his medical reports.
“In Mannipal Hospital through Ugandan Embassy, the state of Uganda attempted to conspire and obtain my medical documents but the professional ethics that these medical workers exhibit, made their efforts futile,” Zaake wrote on Facebook.
He also claims that upon medical examination, doctors discovered that his body system contained “foreign chemical substances”.
“The other issue prudent for all to know is that, foreign chemical substances were detected in my body system, perhaps slow killer poison,” the MP said.
“Luckily, the specialists managed the situation early by a general body cleansing after which procedure the medics declared that i am out of danger and that I can now completely heal from home”.
The legislator says he misses Uganda and that he is ready to return on Thursday.
“On Thursday 11/10/2018 at exactly mid day, I will be back home and home will be sweet home. I am just waiting for a fit to flight document,” the legislator wrote.
He however maintains that he still faces Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and panic attacks which are triggered by the recollection of events in Parliament last year when security operatives assaulted MPs.
Zaake says he still supports himself to walk, but that the medics advised that with continued physiotherapy sessions, he can walk again.
He commiserated with families of the individuals who were killed in the riots that followed the Arua happenings.
“With much grief, I take this opportunity to commiserate with those families that lost their beloved ones during demonstrations all over the country that were intended to demand for our freedom”, he wrote.
Zaake also downplayed the narrative by government that what occured in Arua was precipitated by the violence orchestrated by the opposition. He labeled this as mere propaganda.
“We can never be violent and never shall we ever be, we have always advised our followers never to be violent because two wrongs can’t make a right”.