A FEW days to Christmas day last week, the family of opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) Lubaga South MP candidate Aloysius Mukasa rushed him to Lubaga Hospital after falling ill, he complained of acute stomachache and later went into a coma!
A day before, Mukasa Aloysius was on Presidential candidate Kyagulanyi’s campaign trail in Ankole region and the next day he was supposed to be in Lubaga South consolidating his support ahead of January 14th 2021 general elections. He couldn’t.
This Hon. Bobi Wine’s confidant was in too much pain and his supporters must be grateful to Lubaga Hospital doctors who fought tooth and nail to save his life.
It is at Lubaga Hospital, that Mukasa’s family was informed that he was feared poisoned.
When Mukasa’s condition improved we were later informed, doctors carried out toxicology tests and it is not clear what was detected.
This however leaves behind serious questions on who might have poisoned Mukasa Aloysius and what might have been the motive.
“We think someone wanted to silence Hon. Mukasa for good. This looks to be a plot against his life due to his speedy political rising.” Said a family source, adding that the suspected poisoning was ‘completely reprehensible’.
Later Mukasa camp told the News editor Media that, “It must have been an attempt to diminish his political significance. So it is possible someone wanted to resolve the “Mukasa problem” for good. The timing is largely irrelevant. Why now? Well, why not. But if whoever did this hoped to silence him, he or she is a day dreamer.”
Mukasa is an anti-corruption campaigner known for fighting for his people especially in Lubaga South. A renown powerful businessman, since he declared his intentions to contest for Lubaga South MP seat three years ago has led protests against poor service delivery in Lubaga.
He has been arrested many times, his cars impounded and a number of supporters arrested.
Hon. Mukasa is out of hospital and back on the campaign trail.