Singida East MP Tundu Lissu being airlifted to Nairobi for specialised treatment. PHOTO | EDWIN MJWAHUZISingida East MP Tundu Lissu being airlifted to Nairobi for specialised treatment. PHOTO | EDWIN MJWAHUZI
By AGGREY OMBOKI

Tanzanian firebrand opposition leader Tundu Lissu, who was shot by unknown gunmen in in Dar es Salaam last week, is still in critical but stable condition in hospital.

Chadema leader Freeman Mbowe, who visited Mr Lissu on Thursday, dismissed reports in a section of Tanzanian media that the life of the opposition party’s chief whip is in danger.

He said while the condition of the Singida MP has been fluctuating, he is on a recovery path, and that there was no cause for alarm.

Mr Lissu, he said, is able to speak and has been receiving visitors under strict conditions imposed on the hospital staff of The Nairobi Hospital.

BED REST

Visitors, he said, had been limited because they want the lawmaker to have enough bed rest as recommended by the medics.

Mr Mbowe called on the Tanzanian government to allow international investigators to help unravel the mystery surrounding Mr Lissu’s shooting.

He said the opposition party does not have confidence in the investigations being carried out Tanzanian police.

Mr Lissu, a fierce critic of President John Magufuli’s government, was shot by unknown assailants near his home in Dar on September 7.