KAMPALA —The Aruu County Member of Parliament, Samuel Odonga Otto has been transferred to Nairobi for further treatment after he complained of alleged poisoning.
Mr. Odonga who lost his fifth term bid for the Aruu County Parliamentary seat to an independent candidate Christopher Komakech was first hopitalised at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital after he collapsing while recording a statement at Pader Central Police Station concerning his escape from lawful police custody early this month for alleged failure to observe the Standard Operating Procedures.
According to URN police had blocked the transfer of Otto to Mulago Specialised National Referral Hospital until Kilak South MP, Gilbert Olanya contacted the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen Paul Lokech for help.
From Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Odonga Otto was transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor all in Gulu City and later transferred to Nakasero Hospital in Kampala as his health condition was deteriorating.
“Hello. From Pader police station to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, then to Lacor hospital, then to Nakasero hospital now I have been referred to Nairobi this evening for more medical examination and treatment. I will be back when doctors say I am well Pray for me. Thank you, Hon. otto” he reportedly told URN reporter.
His family says the MP has complained of chest and internal organs pains and suspects to have been poisoned.