The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah is dead, confirms President Yoweri Museveni.

Oulanyah has been receiving specialised treatment at a Seattle based hospital where he was rushed on February 3, 2022 aboard a chartered Uganda Airlines’ Airbus A330-800 neo.

“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,” tweeted President on Sunday.

Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah

“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”

“He was a good Cadre. I delayed the announcement so that his children would be informed first,” added the President.

Oulanyah was elected to that position on May 24, 2021, after defeating the former Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga. He served as Deputy Speaker of the Ugandan parliament, from May 2011 until May 2021.

He was also the member of parliament representing the Omoro County constituency, Omoro District, Acholi sub-region, in the Uganda’s Northern Region.

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