Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago is in a stable condition and responding to treatment in a Kenyan Hospital, his deputy Doreen Nyanjura has disclosed.
Nyanjura has spoken about the Lord Mayor’s health following “serious health complications” that kept his supporters worried. She intimated that the Lord Mayor is currently undergoing numerous tests to ascertain the exact cause of his illness.
“Following a recurring dizziness, persistent abdominal discomfort and severe chest pain despite attending several medical facilities in Kampala, the Lord Mayor was referred to Nairobi Hospital for further management.” Ms Nyanjura said yesterday.
Nyanjura who is also the LCV Woman Councillor for Makerere University disclosed that the Lord Mayor had first sought treatment in Lubaga Hospital, Platinum Hospital, Case Hospital, Norvic Hospital among others, but he didn’t improve.
“Consequently, he traveled to Nairobi earlier this week, arrived safely and was checked into Nairobi Hospital. I spoke to the Lord Mayor today morning, he is stable and undergoing numerous tests. The office of the Lord Mayor appreciates your continued prayers and well wishes.” Nyanjura posted on Sunday evening.
Lukwago was last year admitted and diagnosed with acute anaphylaxis, a severe, potentially life threatening allergic reaction. According to experts, it can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you’re allergic to such as peanuts or bee stings.
Symptoms of anaphylaxis include a skin rash, nausea, vomiting, difficulty in breathing and shock. If not attended to quickly, it can result into unconsciousness or death.