RIP Jacob Oulanyah
Last Updated on: 20th March 2022, 03:55 pm
Jacob Oulanyah was also the Omoro County MP and the nrm party’s national vice chairman of northern Uganda.
Omoro, March 20, 2022 | The Speaker of Parliament is dead.
Jacob Oulanyah died from the United States of America, weeks after he was rushed with an unknown illness.
The former Omoro County MP, Oulanyah, was elected Speaker of the 11th Parliament, replacing Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.
Since he was elected speaker, he spent less time in the role due to “constant” sickness.
On Sunday, President Yoweri Museveni announced the death of the speaker on Twitter.
Museveni said he got news about Oulanyah’s death at 10.30am, adding, “Countrymen and Countrywomen. It is with a lot of sadness that I announce the death of the Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, the Speaker of Parliament.”
“I got information of this sad news at 10.30am, East African time from People that have been with him and the doctor that was caring for him in the intensive care unit.”
The President said that he was a “good Cadre”.
“I delayed the announcement so that his children would be informed first,” Museveni told the nation.