Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister for Information Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance was on Saturday night airlifted to Kampala for medical attention after fainting while in his constituency Kinkiizi East in Kanungu district.
Baryomunsi fainted on Saturday evening at around 06:00 PM while on his way from Ruhija in Muramba parish, Rutenga sub county where he donated iron sheets to Church of Uganda’s Kyakikyere church, according to Godfrey Karabenda, Kanungu District National Resistance Movement (NRM) party Chairman.
Karabenda says that Baryomunsi fainted while on his way rushing to Kambuga sub county where he was set to preside over another function. Karabenda did not reveal details of the function in Kambuga .
Karabenda says that when other occupants in the vehicle realized that Baryomunsi has fainted, they rushed him to Kambuga hospital for treatment where health workers led by one only identified as Dr. Adas examined and reportedly found him hypertensive.
Karabenda says that at around 10:30 PM the night, he was picked up from Kambuga hospital and referred to Kampala for specialized treatment. Eye witnesses believe the helicopter that picked him wasfrom the military
Kararenda has called for calm among voters in Kinkiizi east constituency saying that by the time he was airlifted, Dr Baryomunsi was showing signs of improvement.