MP Zaake put on life support machine

A three-day hunt for Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake Butebi came to ended on Friday morning after unidentified men dumped him at the Lubaga Hospital gate in the early morning hours.

According to Zaake’s brother Daniel Mugambwa, the family has since Momday been searching for his whereabouts to no avail till when they received an anonymous call notifying them of his admission at Lubaga hospital.

The youthful MP was arrested on Monday in Arua where he had gone to reinforce the campaigns of Arua Municipality MP-elect Kassiano Wadri.

While the other suspects that were arrested on the fateful night were formally charged in the Chief Magistrate’s court in Gulu and Bobi Wine before a military court, the whereabouts of Zaake remained unknown.

At Lubaga Hospital, Zaake’s condition was worrying that medics there put him on a life support machine.

Leader of the opposition in Parliament Betty Aol Acan led a group of MPs and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago to visit the unconscious MP in hospital.

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago with some of the Opposition MPs at Lubaga Hospital

Acan told journalists that Zaake was in a dire state with his life running on a machine with a terribly swollen head.

“It’s sad, for me as a mother, the sight is unbearable. If you see your son in that state you can collapse” Acan said.

Before heading to Lubaga, Acan had been turned away from Makindye Military Police Barracks where she and her team had gone to see the incarcerated Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine.

Acan threatened to lead Opposition MPs to boycott Parliament until Bobi Wine is moved from military custody.