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MP ZAAKE BLOCKED AT AIRPORT BY AVIATION POLICE

BY Ntale Younus

Mityana Municipality Legislator Francis Zaake has been blocked at Entebbe Airport by Aviation Police as he was being transferred to India for specialized medical attention.

The Legislator was scheduled to travel to India on 30th Aug 2018 Thursday morning amidst resistance by the Ugandan Police on claims that the Legislator was yet to be cleared.

The Legislator who was arrested together with other Mps led by Kyadondo Mp Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and allegedly tortured by security operatives on the eve of Arua Municipality by-election.

After close to a week Zaake was dropped at Rubaga Hospital in critical condition.

The legislator is stuck the VIP Lounge at Entebbe following the interjection by the Aviation Police.

The MP departed Rubaga Hospital in an ambulance on 30th Aug 2018 Thursday morning awaiting his medical travel.

Asuman Basalirwa, one of his lawyers said that they are not aware that his client is wanted by police or court to warrant police clearance, before travelling.

Police Publicist Emilian Kayima had earlier said that Zaake should be transferred to Mulago to enable the police get report from Government Medical specialists.

About Zaake being blocked at the airport, Kayima says he is aware that Zaake has been stopped at the airport but he is yet to get facts.

Zaake is scheduled to travel with his wife Bridget Namirembe.

Whereas there was a process to have government facilitate his medical bills, the process seems to have been crippled under unclear circumstances.

Masaka Woman Mp Babirye Kabanda led the efforts to have Zaake taken to India BUT her efforts have always been curtailed.

UTN Learnt that Zaake’s family is footing the Medical bill.

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BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

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AGRIBUSINESS:YOUTHS VENTURE INTO COFFEE FARMING

By UTN Reporter.

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