Woman Collapses at Jinja High Court After the Remand of Her Sons

A mother was evacuated from the precincts of Jinja High Court on Wednesday when she collapsed shortly after the magistrate remanded her two sons.

Lydia Kwikiriza collapsed after Jinja chief magistrate, Jude Muwone remanded 20-year-old Joel Musasizi, a senior six student at Jinja senior secondary school, and his 18-year-old sibling Andrew Muwanguzi, a senior three student at African secondary school to Kirinya prisons until December 6th, 2022 for illegal possession of narcotic substances. 

The duo was arrested during a joint security crackdown against suspected criminals in Bugembe ward in the Jinja City Northern division. Kwikiriza’s sister, Amina Nabbanjji says that her sister who is battling chronic sickle cell illness, high blood pressure, and diabetes collapsed after receiving news that Musasizi had been remanded until the first week of December, yet the briefing of senior six candidates is slated for November 18th, 2022. 

Nabbanjji suspects that Kwikiriza’s health condition worsened because of her failed attempt to secure the release of her sons on police bond to enable them to write their exams.

A health worker from the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital emergency ward told URN on the condition of anonymity that medical investigations show that Kwikiriza became deficient in insulin in her body, after enduring stressful situations without food for more than 48 hours. He, however, said that she was out of danger and had been placed on oxygen support to ensure stability.

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