MULAGO: Kawempe North MP Mohammed Ssegirinya, now hospitalized in Mulago private wing is playing a sympathy game and not telling Ugandans the truth about his bad health, a highly placed source working at the national referral hospital has told this news website.
“Hon. Ssegirinya has HIV/AIDS and has not been taking his medicine as prescribed by the doctors at Mulago,” the medical officer said, adding that the MP’s CD4 count has dropped to 11 and as such his body cant effectively fight off infections related to HIV/AIDS.
“When you stop taking ARVs as an HIV/AIDS patient you invite illnesses such as swellings, skin rushes, malaria and others as your immune system is weak to defend the body of the illnesses related to HIV/AIDS,” another health doctor at Mulago said, adding that the flamboyant MP will improve with time, having taken long without taking his ARVs.
Medical officers say failure to take ARVs as prescribed by medics can result into other illnesses such as TB, malaria, prolonged cough, body weaknesses, nausea, among others.
Months ago MPs Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana were arrested by security operatives and have been remanded in prison on charges of terrorism and treason. Their bail application has failed to succeed as President Museveni pushes for a constitutional reform to have suspects accused of capital offences denied bail.
The two MPs among several others have been accused by government of being behind the recent massacres in Masaka where some locals were innocently murdered by men using pangas.
The two MPs belong to the opposition party National Unity Platform of the recent presidential loser Robert Kyagulanya, also known as Bobi Wine.