Kampala Woman MP Shamim Malende is now out of Aga Khan hospital intensive care unit (ICU) where she was rushed on Tuesday evening hours after undergoing abdominal surgery.
Lubaga North councillor James Mubiru who is with the legislator in Nairobi, says that doctors invited her caretakers at around 11 am on Thursday morning to receive Malende after being taken out of the ICU and returned to the general ward.
Malende was flown to Nairobi on Sunday morning after the doctors indicated that she had ingested a ‘strange chemical’ that affected her intestines. Mubiru says that Malende is currently recuperating in the general ward as doctors continue monitoring her.
“She can now recognize people, but she still cannot talk and is weak,” said Mubiru. Malende was first admitted at the Uganda Martyrs hospital in Lubaga Division, Kampala after she reportedly suffered a seizure while at her Kawempe residence on November 13.
While in Lubaga hospital, she was placed on oxygen but her condition worsened, prompting her transfer to the Aga Khan hospital on November 20. She was accompanied by Mubiru, her mother Jane-Francis Nassuuna, and fiancée Shamiru Ssebunya.
Malende has been at the forefront of demanding justice for the detained supporters of the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) party and would spend most of her time in court. She is also part of the legal team representing her jailed colleagues; Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana and Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya who are facing charges related to terrorism before the International Crimes Division of the High court.