Former EALA speaker Kidega leaves hospital after car crash

Daniel Fred Kidega is a former Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, in office from December 2014 until June 2017 (PHOTO/Courtesy).

The former speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Dan Kidega, has been discharged from hospital after being injured in a car accident.

Kidega left TMR Hospital in Naalya, Kampala on Sunday—with family saying that he had been injured externally and internally and had suffered considerable shock in the immediate aftermath of the impact.

According to Kidega’s brother and DP president Norbert Mao, the former EALA speaker suffered bleeding on the brain.

In a statement on Tuesday, Mr. Mao said Mr. Kidega is able to walk unaided can walk normally.

“Doctors have however advised that he shouldn’t be engaged in long conversations”.

“We thank you all for your continued support and prayers. We also thank you for respecting Dan’s privacy at this time when he’s recovering from a severe and unspeakably traumatic accident. We believe that Dan will be fully restored”.

“He has a team of nurses who are available 24/7. The team of doctors also visit regularly”.

The vehicle Kidega was travelling in had a head on collision with a FUSO Lorry leaving him with serious brain, arm and leg injuries. The specific place where the accident occurred had not been identified.

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