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ZAAKE FAILS TO RESPOND TO TREATMENT AFTER TORTURE

By UTN Reporter

Doctors at Iran Police Hospital Nsambya have referred Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake to Nsambya Hospital after he fails to respond to treatment administered on him for days.

Zaake was dumped at the facility by Police after he was reportedly brutally tortured by security operatives a fortnight ago.

Medics at the Naguru Police facility all agreed to refer the MP to a more specialized facility with experienced specialists in chemicals.

Zaake was reportedly sprayed with dangerous chemicals in the eyes, making him lose his sight. He was also reportedly found with severe wounds in the chest, face and the back with swollen ankles and head.

Jinja Municipality MP Paul Mwiru “I was allowed to see him at Kireka, and he was very frail and in very devastating condition.”

Mwiru says after a discussion with the Criminal Investigations Department-CID Director Rose Akullo, the Police transported Zaake to Iran Police Hospital-Naguru where he has been undergoing treatment still under arrest.

“Zaake is still under captivity even at Naguru, and only is wife was allowed to visit him, after confiscating all her phones, to deny her taking any pictures” Mwiru added.

“The three doctors including the one for Police, all agreed to refer him to Nsambya Hospital where specialized medics in Chemicals could diagnose the ailment” Mwiru confirmed while flashing a referral letter from Naguru.

Hon Zaake was examined by three different Doctors including Police Medical Director Dr Emmanuel Nuwamanya, Iran Police Hospital’s Dr Kato the Hospital Doctor and Hon Zaake’s personal Physician Dr Ssekitoleko.

Zaake was arrested barely a day after he was seen distributing food items to his constituents in Mityana municipality in breach of the Presidential directive barring Political Leaders from distributing food to the people.

People Power Principle who is also Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi has demanded for an immediately and unconditional release of Zaake to access appropriate medical treatment.

Addressing the media on Monday, Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine said, Zaake was taken into an illegal detention, brutally tortured and dumped in a police medical facility in dire condition.

“We demand for Zaake’s unconditional release, so he can receive treatment” Kyagulanyi added.

He also demanded that Government takes action against Members of Parliament who have gone ahead to distribute food, a similar action for which Zaake was arrested.

He singled out Wakiso Woman MP Rose Seninde, who also doubles as State Minister for Primary Education, Ssembabule Woman MP Hanifa Kawooya and State Miister for Micro Finance Haruna Kasolo who also distributed food in Kyotera.

Kyagulanyi says the law should not be applied in isolation, in an attempt to witch hunt opposition politicians.

Zaake was arrested before he was reportedly brutally tortured by security operatives and dumped at Special Investigations Unit of the Police in Kireka.

Following the national total lock-down in response to the Corona Virus pandemic, several constituents have invaded several political leaders’ residences for food aid.

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