Former EALA speaker survives nasty car crash

Former speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly has narrowly survived a car crash. He now nurses injuries after ramming into a Fuso in Nalya, a Kampala suburb on Saturday.

Norbert Mao, his close relative says he was seriously injured. The former Speaker remains unconscious at TMR Hospital, in Kampala.

Doctors at TMR Hospital say, Kidega’s brain and skull were all affected. He is however said to be out of danger.

Kidega served as a youth representative in Parliament from 2001 to 2006. Prior, he also served as chairperson of the National Youth Council.

Medics say, he is expected to be unconscious for two days even when he didn’t get a bone fracture.

Kidega served as Member of the East African Legislative Assembly for two terms from 2007 to 2017. He replaced Margaret Ziwa Nantongo as speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly after the assembly passed a vote of no confidence in Margaret Ziwa Nantongo.

In 2020, his vehicle allegedly knocked dead Mr Francis Nakibinge. The deceased family went to court seeking compensation. Led by Fred Ssebandeke, the family claims, Kidega’s driver recklessly drove the said vehicle, lost control, got to an opposite lane and rammed into a motorcycle which Nakibinge was ridding.

The same bike had a passenger who also sustained serious injuries. The incident which allegedly happened around the Namboole round about tainted Kidega’s reputation.

Norbert Mao, Kidega’s brother says, despite the injuries the National leader will survive and get back to his duties immediately. The 47 year old was born in Gulu and is a member of the ruling NRM.

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