‘Arrest Whoever Says Oulanyah Was Killed’- President Museveni Directs Police

‘Arrest Whoever Says Oulanyah Was Killed’- President Museveni Directs Police

By Ivan Mwine

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed the police and sister security agencies to arrest  any person who says that fallen Speaker Jacob Oulanyah didn’t die of natural causes, that he was instead killed.

The President, who on Friday was at Kololo Independence Grounds during the election of the new Speaker, issued the directive through his official twitter handle when he stated thus;

“I have heard some people say Oulanyah was killed, they are taking advantage of problems to play politics. The police should look for you. Oulanyah died in a reputable hospital, for someone who is educated to go and say he was killed, NO. We cannot mourn with this indiscipline.”

It  should be noted that word about Oulanyah having been killed has been circulating around ever since his father Nathan L’Okori Oulanyah told the media that his son had been poisoned.

Jacob Oulanyah’s father Nathan Oulanyah talking to mourners

While addressing mourners at Oulanyah’s ancestral home in Omoro District on Sunday, L’Okori said the Speaker did not die of natural causes, but was quick to advise that his son’s death shouldn’t be politicised.

“I know very well that he was poisoned, and whatever somebody will say tomorrow should not distort the information we now have…. I don’t want somebody to bring their politics here,” Daily Monitor quoted Mr L’Okori.

Fallen Speaker Jacob Oulanyah (RIP)

He further disclosed that Oulanyah revealed the cause of his illness, which suddenly began manifesting publicly after he became a Speaker last May, before he travelled for specialised medical attention in abroad.

“He (Oulanyah) called and promised me certain things and what he told me I know very well,”  the grieving father added.

However, the father didn’t reveal the identity of the person who may have poisoned Oulanyah.

But, he  is not the only one who has since made such utterances, because even the Acholi  Paramount Chief Rwot David Onen Acana II and other leaders from the northern region also reiterated the same allegations.

National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine also tweeted about the matter in a rather dissenting manner.

 Meanwhile, Museveni also directed Members of Parliament, regardless of their political affiliations, to stop meandering and work towards developing the country by fighting poverty.

“Now to the Honourable Members of Parliament, whether you are in the Opposition, NRM or in the Army, in order for us to succeed as a country, you must work for the people. You all know how we can get our people out of poverty but you keep meandering in other things,” Museveni stated on Twitter.

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