The Kampala Woman member of parliament, Shamim Malende has been rushed to ICU after undergoing abdominal surgery at the Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
According to Lubaga North councillor, James Mubiru, Mp Malende underwent abdominal surgery yesterday Monday after doctors noted that she had ingested a strange chemical which affected her.
He also noted that Malende regained consciousness following the surgery and doctors noted that she would be discharged in about a month’s time. She was, however, rushed to the ICU after she started complaining of severe stomachache before blacking out.
Malende was first admitted at the Uganda Martyrs hospital Lubaga after she reportedly suffered a seizure while at her Kawempe residence on November 13, 2022.
While in Lubaga, she was placed on oxygen but her condition worsened, prompting her transfer to the Aga khan hospital on November 20. However, with her admission into ICU, Mubiru says they are not sure what to expect.
About four days before she was reportedly ill and sent to a hospital in Lubaga, Malende made her last public appearance the day she was apprehended by police on November 9 in Kawempe when they found her distributing reflector jackets to boda boda drivers. She was then transferred to the Kawempe police divisional headquarters where she was held for at least three hours before being released without being charged.
Malende has been at the forefront of demanding justice for the detained supporters of the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) party and would spend most of her time in court.