The Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament, Cecilia
Atim Ogwal, collapsed in Parliament this afternoon, URN has learnt.
The veteran legislator
reportedly started vomiting and feeling nauseated around 2:00pm before she
collapsed. The parliamentary medical team picked her up from the pigeonhole area and took her to the waiting
room where they administered first aid, according to eyewitnesses.
later rushed with an ambulance to her home for a rest.
Ogwal confirmed to URN on phone that she fell sick at Parliament and was given assistance but said she was out of
danger. She said she was feeling better after vomiting but was still nauseated.
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Although there is no Plenary sitting on Mondays, MPs attend committee
and commission meetings while other attend to business in their offices.
The Corporate and Public Affairs department of parliament couldn’t be reached
to comment on the matter by the time of filing this story.
Ogwal is one of the longest serving legislators in the Ugandan Parliament, having joined the House in 1994 to represent Lira Municipality during the constitution-making process. The 73-year-old politician remained a vocal voice until 2006 when she lost her seat to Jimmy Akena. She bounced back in 2011 to represent the newly created Dokolo District as Woman MP, a seat she retained in 2016.