Former Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has condoled the death of Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, who passed away in Seattle, US this afternoon.
In her social media post, Kadaga said, “At this trying moment, I send sincere condolences to the children, the mother, and other members of Rt. Hon. Oulanyah s family, as well as friends and relatives The NRM party, the Parliament, and the Country have lost a key leader Condolences to HE the President.”
President Yoweri Museveni confirmed the death of Oulanyah, who has been in hospital for over a month in Seattle, USA. He has died at the age of 56.
“It is with a lot of sadness that I announce the death of Jacob Oulanyah, the Speaker of Parliament. I got information of this sad news at 10.30 am, East African time, from people that have been with him and the doctor that was caring for him in the intensive care unit,” said Museveni in a tweet.
“He was a good Cadre. I delayed the announcement so that his children would be informed first.”