Oulanyah Condemns Irresponsible Media Reports on Kadaga’s Health Condition


Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah
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The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has condemned the irresponsible media reports on the health status of the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga that has caused unnecessary anxiety and alarm within the public domain.

Oulanyah made the remarks on Tuesday while presiding over the House sitting as members returned from a two-week recess period.

Speaker Kadaga was Friday last week rushed to Nakasero Hospital in Kampala after returning from what Oulanyah termed as a hectic working tour to Morocco and United States of America.

At the time, Parliament attributed her illness to fatigue that arose from the trip.

Kadaga was later transferred to The Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi for further treatment of the same illness.

However, some sections of the media have since been speculating on the condition in which Kadaga is.

It is this kind of reporting that has prompted the Deputy Speaker to sound a warning, asking that the media ceases to publicize such falsehoods.

“The media has been awash with various stories of the medical condition of the Speaker which are not true, I strongly disagree and condemn such irresponsible conduct,” Oulanyah said.

Oulanyah told Parliament that the Speaker has since registered improvement and appealed to legislators and the general public to continue praying for her reoverec so she can resume her duties.

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