By Ivan Mwine
Word that has just landed on our news desk indicates that Agness Nandutu, who is the State Minister for Karamoja Sub-region and Woman Member of Parliament for Bududa District is hospitalized.
According to Moles at Parliament, Nandutu, who is undergoing treatment at a top city medical facility, was rushed to hospital last week after collapsed suddenly.
It is said that Nandutu, who had not complained of any illnesses, collapsed last when she was in the bathroom bathing.
She was saved by caretakers at home who rushed her to hospital where she has been admitted for days now.
It is not yet clear what induced the collapsing, we have since established that Nandutu developed a blood clot, although medics are doing everything possible to ensure that her life is out of danger.
Nandutu, who is a journalist by profession, rose to fame during her days at NTV where she used to host a comical political segment dubbed ‘Point Blank.’
However, her strange illness comes at a time when the army is being criticized for allegedly subjecting Karimojong to arbitrary arrests, torture and murder all in the name of cleansing the area of cattle rustlers.
The army intensified disarmament operations in Karamoja region last month after alleged cattle rustlers shot dead two geologists and their three army guards, before they fled with the guns.
But despite the alleged atrocities being meted out onto the Karimojong, Nandutu, as the minister directly responsible for the region has never uttered a word or issued a statement about the matter.