Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s health condition has tremendously improved according to the latest reports from Nairobi Hospital, the Mayor’s office has confirmed.
According to a statement issued by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Doreen Nyanjura, Lukwago has registered tremendous improvement following an intensive and comprehensive medical management he has received from specialists at Nairobi Hospital in Kenya where he is currently admitted.
Nyanjura stated that Professor Godfrey Lule, a Ugandan consultant physician and Gastroenterologist who is highly sought after in Kenya and Professor Muhindi Wanjugu a consultant Physician and chest expert are leading the medical team that is currently working on the Lord Mayor.
Last week, Lukwago (50) was flown to the neighboring Kenya on medical advice after he was diagnosed with acute Anaphylaxis which had become persistent on treatment. Anaphylaxis is described by health experts as a serious allergic response that often involves swelling, hives and lowered blood pressure. It is potentially life-threatening and in severe cases, it leads to shock. It can be fatal if the shock is not treated.
Lukwago was first admitted at Aga Khan University Hospital after he was referred by his doctors at Rubaga and Mulago Hospitals. On Friday, he was transferred to Nairobi Hospital, where he said more tests were still being conducted.
A few days ago, reports indicated that Lukwago was still breathing through devices like nebulizers, inhalers and on blood thinners. Doctors also revealed that the amount of air he inhales currently, stands at 70% of the normal standard for an adult meaning that he has a deficit of 30%.
“The office of the Lord Mayor appreciates the overwhelming concerns and sympathies. We hope for his quick recovery and return to Kampala,” Nyanjura wrote. Social media has since been awash with messages of concern over the Lord Mayor’s health.
Meanwhile, Lukwago is seeking to retain his position as Kampala Lord Mayor in next year’s elections. He was nominated late September to contest in the polls on the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) ticket.