By Max Patrick Ocaido
Parliament: Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has expressed concern about the rising number of MPs who are sick and unable to attend to parliament business.
Kadaga in her communication on Wednesday asked fellow legislators to continue praying for over 10 MPs who are battling different ailments including accident injuries and others.
“As we convene today, a number of our members aren’t able to attend the House because they are indisposed… Join me in wishing them a speedy recovery so that they come back and attend to their responsibilities,” Kadaga said.
She continued to list the MPs who are indisposed and they include; Aboud Kitatta (Bukoto West), Herbert Kinobere (Kibuku County), Odonga Otto (Aruu South), Reagan Okumu (Aswa County), Syda Bumba (Nakaseke North), Jack Odur (Kibanda South), Connie Galiwango (Mbale District), Judith Babirye (Buikwe District), Wilson Nokrach (PWD), and Charles Gutumoi (Erute North) and James Kakooza (Kabula County).
MPs Kakooza, Odonga Otto and Gutumoi were recently involved in separate motor accidents and the latter seems to have suffered from cancer considering that he was admitted at Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) after the road accident.
Singer turned politician Judith Babirye has been elusive at Parliament ever since she got married to fellow MP Paul Musoke Sebulime (Buikwe North) on July 28, 2018. Sources say that Babirye could be suffering from a disturbing pregnancy- the reason she has been indisposed for a while.