“Jacob Oulanyah Died Of Natural Causes,” Says Dr Oloya

“Jacob Oulanyah Died Of Natural Causes,” Says Dr Oloya

By Simon Abaho

The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, died of natural causes, the cousin who took care of him in hospital in America, said on Wednesday, contradicting what the deceased’s father said earlier this week.

Dr Opiyo Oloya, Oulanyah’s cousin, told mourners at a vigil at the late’s residence in Muyenga, Kampala, that the Speaker was at the cancer treatment centre.


“My brother died of natural causes. It was not by design, it was not by anybody. If you are saying somebody did something on him, I say no. Let us focus on honouring the man, the father, the brother, uncle, the leader that he was, the man who cared so deeply,” he said.

Dr Opiyo said Oulanyah went through a lot of pain but he was very strong and positive.
Several government officials, including Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, ministers, MPs, and friends of the Speaker attended the vigil.

The Father of Oulanyah reportedly alleged that his son was poisoned, he added that Jacob confessed that to him.

Mr Nathan Okori who said his son did not die of natural causes , but quickly added that the death should not be politicised.
“I know all of you who have come here are mourners. His (Oulanyah’s) death is not easy news to welcome because I know he did not die of natural causes, he was poisoned,” Mr Okori told handful mourners at their ancestral home in Omoro District.


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