The Justice Forum party (JEEMA) has dispelled rumors that Makindye West MP Hussein Kyanjo has died.
By Umaru Kashaka
KAMPALA - The Justice Forum party (JEEMA) has dispelled rumors circulating on the internet that Makindye West MP Hussein Kyanjo has died.
Kyanjo is the only MP representing JEEMA in the August House.
"That rumor is not true. Honorable Kyanjo is gaining stability at his residence in Mawanga village in Munyonyo after undergoing a successful throat operation in India recently,” Shuaib Kaggwa, JEEMA spokesperson, told New Vision on Saturday.
Kaggwa expressed surprise and great concern at the wild speculation making rounds online, including social networking sites Twitter and Facebook.
"We are surprised and actually concerned about this rumor pronouncing Kyanjo dead. As JEEMA, we have instructed our IT department to investigate its source and objective before we can involve security agents because it's not true.”
Kyanjo's colleague Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the Kyadondo East MP, told New Vision that Kyanjo "recovered 100 per cent".
"He has recovered his speech. He is available and I don't know why people want to pronounce him dead when he is still alive," Ssemujju said.
Kyanjo's illness started early 2011 with some pain in the mouth and he has since been laboring to speak.
Before his ordeal, the opposition figure was one of the brightest lights of the 9th Parliament.
It is understood an Iranian-owned hospital in Dubai diagnosed him with dystonia disease and he has also been travelling to London every three months to get two toxin injections on the lower part of his jaw to keep the muscles in shape.
Kyanjo said doctors told him his condition could have been caused by any of three factors: an inheritance of the disease, effects of a serious accident or poison.
MP Kyanjo not dead, says JEEMA