Highly placed sources have told Xclusive UG that bed-ridden Brigadier Elly Kayanja has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, a mental disorder. The top UPDF soldier has been in and out of coma in the last few weeks. He was admitted at Case Clinic early this year before being transferred to Nakasero Hospital after slipping into coma.
Fortunately his health improved and he was returned to Case Clinic, where he is still admitted. Earlier it had been reported that Kayanja- who led Operation Wembley to wipe out thieves from Kampala- had been diagnosed with a cocktail of diseases including High Blood Pressure, diabetes and another strange disease.
And now a mental problem hasbeen diagnosed. Lately he has developed severe anxiety, paranoia, stress, sudden mood changes, depressed feelings, he has little energy and too much anger. It is also feared that he has had occasional suicidal thoughts. “It is really sad, he is getting worse by the day,” the highly placed source told Xclusive UG. Yesterday (Wednesday) Case medics suggested he is transferred to Butabika mental facility for more expert treatment.
However family members and top UPDF pals are against this, as they don’t want their comrade ‘to lose face in public.’ Though causes of mental disorders are generally complex, and interact and vary according to the particular disorder and individual genetics, early development, trauma, drugs, disease or injury, neural/psychological mechanisms, life experiences, society and culture can all contribute to the development or progression of mental disorders.