Parliament of Uganda: MP Cecilia Ogwal collapses in Parliament

Parliament of Uganda: MP Cecilia Ogwal collapses in Parliament

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The Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament, Cecilia Atim Ogwal collapsed in parliament yesterday afternoon.

The veteran legislator reportedly started feeling nauseated at around 2:00 pm before she collapsed. The parliamentary medical team picked her up from the pigeonhole area and took her to the waiting room where they administered first aid, according to eyewitnesses. 

She was later rushed with an ambulance to her home for rest.

Ogwal confirmed to URN on phone feeling sick at Parliament and being given assistance but said she was out of danger. She said she was feeling better after vomiting but was still nauseated.

Although there is always no plenary sittings on Mondays, MPs attend committee and commission meetings while other attend to business in their offices.  

Ogwal is one of the longest serving legislators in the Ugandan parliament, having joined the House in 1994 to represent Lira Municipality during the constitution-making process. The 73-year-old politician remained a vocal voice until 2006 when she lost her seat to Jimmy Akena. She bounced back in 2011 to represent the newly created Dokolo district as Woman MP, a seat she retained in 2016.

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