The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) has said it will treat Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu within Makindye Military Barracks.
Kyagulanyi who is held on charges of unlawful possession of guns and ammunition is nursing injuries sustained allegedly from torture.
Brigadier Richard Karemire, the UPDF spokesperson, says that the army is committed to treating Kyagulanyi of the injuries he sustained from chaos in Arua.
He says Kyagulanyi will be treated by the UPDF medical team and if they recommend that he should be transferred or given specific treatment out of the military facility reach, the army will not object.
“If he says he has a headache, we will treat him, if he says my chest is paining we will treat that, but if we cannot handle, then the doctors will recommend appropriately,” Karemire said.
Meanwhile, the Uganda Human Rights Commission chairperson Medi Kaggwa, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Kyagulanyi's wife Barbie Itungo and his brother Eddie Yawe visited Kyagulanyi.
According to Lukwago, Kyagulanyi was tortured and is in great pain.
//Cue in: “He was all…
Cue out:…the excessive pain”//
He also says that the army has promised to issue a report on Kyagulanyi's health.