Ailing Rubaga North Councillor James Mubiru, who subscribes to the National Unity Platform (NUP), has denied allegations that he solicited money from the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party such that he could seek medical attention at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
It is alleged that Mubiru wrote a letter dated November 11, 2021 to the Prime Minister Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, seeking financial assistance of shs 25M to cater for his medical bills, after the NUP party leadership reportedly failed to foot his medical bills.
We have since learnt that the NUP leadership is finalising plans to pass tough disciplinary measures against Mubiru for his action, in a bid to deter other party members from doing the same thing, reasoning that it undermines the integrity of the party.
However, talking to this website, Mubiru, who has since been discharged from Aga Khan hospital, refuted the allegations of soliciting money from NRM, arguing that these are falsehoods being orchestrated by his political enemies.
Here below is Mubiru’s confession;
“It is a trying moment for me and still believing God for a miracle. I started the medical checkup with Lubaga hospital where I was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis and was recommended for further investigations. I was advised to reach out to Mulago Hospital where I was admitted and the results manifested the same issue and recommended abroad for further treatment.”
He added that; “I went to Aga Khan hospital, Nairobi for further medical checkup and the same diagnosis still exists. Unfortunately, Aga Khan has also discharged me with recommendations for further management from specialized facilities with high specialized medical care most preferably from abroad in countries like USA, UK, India and ‘Germany.”
Mubiru, who is visibly in pain and speaks with difficulty noted that; “But even in the midst of my health dilemma, I must say thank you Ugandans, my party NUP, my family and Diaspora community for all the support you have and still render towards my medication. I continue to call upon everyone to keep me in prayers for the Lord to intervene in the big milestone of my travel to USA for further medication. The Lord is my Shepherd.”
Commenting about the allegations that he got money from the NRM party, Mubiru said that;
“As I’m fighting for my life back, some so-called political opportunists led by a one Kawalya from Rubaga North, who are claiming to be in opposition, have decided to sideline with the regime not only to put me down through tormenting me despite my ill health but also blackmail.
They have paid some media channels that include Pearl FM, Nile Post, an online paper and others we are yet to identify to tarnish my name.