Charismatic Member of Parliament for Kawempe South, Muhammad Ssegirinya, has bared his soul to the world, bravely disclosing his harrowing battle against the clutches of cancer and lung infections! The stunning revelation comes with dire warnings from foreign doctors, claiming Ssegirinya’s life dangled on a thread, with a mere six (6) months separating him from the abyss of death.
In a virtual meeting with his fellow legislator, Muhammad Nsereko, Ssegirinya unveiled his grim ordeal. “I’m wrestling with skin cancer and grappling with ruthless lung infections. Six months, that’s all I had if I had tarried any longer before reaching the German hospital,” he shuddered.
Unveiling a medical rollercoaster, he poured out his frustration, “They’re tossing ailments at me like darts at a board – each visit births a new affliction. My poor liver’s ballooned up, and the doctors reckon they should carve it. They’ve poked and prodded, run endoscopies and tests, unearthing liver lesions and swellings. And the bill? It’s skyrocking as I watch!”
But amid the medical maze, his voice trembled with a bitter lament over Parliament’s deafening silence. With misty eyes, he pondered, “Others have been cradled by support, their woes lifted, but me? Left in the lurch, abandoned.” The heartrending injustice stung his words, like arrows piercing the truth.
From his Netherlands hideaway, he bemoaned, “Sure, Parliament’s got insurance, but it’s got cold feet when it steps outside Uganda’s borders.” The financial noose has tightened to a staggering Shs80 million, an insurmountable sum that threatens to strangle his hopes. A waiting game, two months penned in, until the hospital doors open.
Whispers from the corridors of power offer a glimmer of hope. Chris Obore, the Parliament Communications Director, emerged as a beacon of reassurance, pledging solidarity with Ssegirinya in his darkest hour. Yet, a bureaucratic dance awaits, contingent on the Parliament medical board’s nod before the lifeline’s thrown.
In the murky waters of Ugandan politics, Ssegirinya’s battle rages on, a potent reminder that even in the grandeur of power, life’s fragility humbles the mightiest.