Tanzania: Mama Maria Nyerere Arrives in Dar, Taken to Hospital for Checkup

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President Museveni greets Ms Maria Nyerere, the widow of former president of Tanzania Julius Nyerere during Mass at Namugongo Catholic shrine on May 31, 2019 .

Dar es Salaam — Former First Lady Maria Nyerere can be on her way to hospital in Dar es Salaam for further checkup after she arrived safely coming from Kampala where she developed health complications as well as had to be admitted.

Speaking to The Citizen, her son Makongoro Nyerere said, following the complications she developed while in Kampala, two doctors coming from Tanzania took over her treatment before allowing her to travel back to Tanzania.

“As we speak, we have just arrived at the airport in Dar es Salaam, as well as as per recommendations coming from the doctors, we are taking her straight to hospital for further checkup before we can make any decisions,” he said.

He said in which, they were going to a hospital to get assurance whether she still needed to undergo treatment or she was in not bad health to return back home.

On Tuesday, the idea was reported in which Ugandan President, Yoweri Mseveni skipped the Martyrs day celebrations in Namugongo following reports in which he was visiting the widow of Tanzania’s founding President, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.

The reports further said in which, Ms Nyerere has been travelling coming from Tanzania to Namugongo for the Uganda Martyrs Day for 13 consecutive years.

However she had to skip in which year’s event after she developed health complications the night before the occasion

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