By Moshi Shabani
Tanzanian Opposition party CHADEMA Secretary General Dr. Vincent Mashinji said the condition of Opposition Chief Whip Tundu Lissu is improving and regaining consciousness in his fifth day on bed at Aga-Khan Hospital in Nairobi Kenya where he transferred for receiving real medical attention.
Lissu who is Singida Member of Parliament and party’s lawyer miraculously escaped death after he was shot by unidentified people at his residence at Area D in Dodoma, after attended ongoing Bunge sessions on September 07, this year.
Addressing media conference at Chadema’s headquarters in Dar es Salaam today, Dr. Mashinji said security at the hospital has been strengthened. “After underwent three medical surgery, Lissu’s condition has enhanced and Doctors are continue fighting for his life.”
In a related move, Chadema national Vice Chairman Prof Abdallah Safari asked the government to allow for an independent international investigation into the assassination attempt on Lissu’s shooting.
“We’ve no confidence with Police, this is why Chadema wants independent investigators from international institutions to work on the matter, Justice should not only be done, but also seen to be done," he said.
Chadema’s director of Organization and Training Benson Kigailla said: “Following the series of unusual incidents that have been occurring in the country, police should not stop people from discussing about their safety.”