At the com­mence­ment of the ple­nary sit­ting on Tues­day 26th March 2019, the Deputy Speaker Rt. Hon. Ja­cob Oulanyah up­dated the House on the Speak­er’s health. Oulanyah for­merly in­formed the House that Rt. Hon. Speaker Re­becca A. Kadaga is re­ceiv­ing treat­ment out of the coun­try. He con­firmed that the Speaker was un­well on re­turn­ing to the coun­try on Wednes­day 21st March 2019 from ex­e­cut­ing of­fi­cial du­ties thus her ad­mis­sion to Nakasero Hos­pi­tal. Upon ad­vice by doc­tors there, she was trans­ferred to Agha Khan Hos­pi­tal Nairobi.

Ear­lier last week, the Speaker Re­becca Kadaga was on a work tour in Mo­rocco and later the United States where she ad­vo­cated for bet­ter poli­cies for women and chil­dren glob­ally. Soon af­ter her re­turn from this work tour, the Speaker was ad­mit­ted to Nakasero Hos­pi­tal on Thurs­day 21st March ac­cord­ing to a press state­ment by her Press Sec­re­tary Sam Obbo. The press state­ment men­tioned that the Speaker was ad­mit­ted over fa­tigue-re­lated ill­ness which re­sulted from a hec­tic work sched­ule and jet lag.

Oulanyah as­sured Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment that the Speaker was im­prov­ing steadily in Nairobi where she was ad­mit­ted. He con­demned the spread of what he re­ferred to as false news by some sec­tions of the me­dia on the health of the Speaker and re­quested Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment to pray for her re­cov­ery.