Opposition Top Dog Col. Kizza Besigye has ordered his personal doctor to take FDC women league leader Ingrid Turinawe’s blood samples to South Africa for poison tests, Red Pepper can authoritatively reveal.
Ingrid who spoke to a Red Pepper reporter last night insisted that her life is in danger after the State allegedly poisoned her maid who died a few months back.
“I survived because at the time I would be out on by-elections, but my maid inhaled much because those ‘guys’ would spray poison at my home,” she said on phone.
Ingrid added that her personal doctor prescribed the medication which she has been on for now close to 5 months but there have been no improvements to her condition.
“I have swallowed drugs, I am tired, but I still need my life because we have to overthrow this regime,” she said.
Asked what the next step could be since the medication is not bringing any change, Ingrid said that Dr. Besigye has ordered his personal doctor to fly the blood samples to South Africa which has well equiped laboratories and she was optimistic the specialists there would establish the infection, the kind of poison and the possible medication to work on it.
“Preparations are over and the Doctor will take the samples to South Africa, I really need to find out the kind of poison because my life has been tormented. I no longer move, I am weak,” she said in a frail tone.
Ingrid said she is ready to expose the State for it has now resorted to poisoning whoever rises up to tackle issues that hurt Ugandans.
She added that she will show the media the results as soon as they are here in about three weeks.
“I will show the world the results from samples, you know this dictatorial regime is fond of denying but I will expose them,” she vowed.
In a related development her ‘close comrade’ in the struggle Kizza Besigye has spent a month in the USA frequenting hospitals after a skin infection hit him.
Besigye while speaking to a local newspaper said he feared the State had clandestinely initiated a move to eliminate him by using poison which they sprayed on him during last year’s popular walk-to-work protests.
In a separate interview two months ago, Besigye told this newspaper that after he beat water tight security at his residence, a security operative sprayed a toxic chemical which caused him illness, body rush and flu.
Besigye went to USA mid this month to celebrate the festive season with his family but sources say his health is scaring.
“Though it’s his routine to enjoy Christmas with his family, this time it a sad story, he went early seeking medical attention and till now he is still visiting hospitals,” a source said.
Report By Nicholas Mwesigwa