The fallen Speaker of Parliament ,Jocob L'Okori Oulanyah

At about 6pm the body of the son of the soil,the Late Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah arrived at Lalogi Primary School,Omoro District ahead of his burial on Friday April 8 .

The body of Oulanyah was transported from Kololo Independence Grounds aboard the A+ hearse to Kyambogo University Grounds where it was airlifted aboard the UPDF helicopter AF 639 at about 4:56 pm to Omoro District.

A state funeral was accorded to him where the Chief mourner at thisevent was the President of the Republic of Uganda,His Excellence Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who described Oulanyah’s death as big loss to the country at the time he had become of great importance to the country.

Museveni also said that he will support the Oulanyah Trust Fund which was put in place by Chief Justice of Uganda, Winyi Dollo and the newly Elected Speaker of Parliament ,the Rt.Hon.Anitah Among to support the children the deceased took care of.This fund will be able to maintain the needs of the children he took care of .These children include the over 100 students he was paying for school fees at Seroma Christian High School,Mukono District.

The Members of Parliament also yesterday while having a special seating for Oulanyah said they are each willing to support the Oulanyah trust fund with Shs 1 million from the over 500 MPs.

The helicopter arrived in Omoro District amidst a sombre mood from the locals.The locals are seen dressed in shirts with picture of Oulanyah that were used in the 2021 general elections where Oulanyah stood for MP of Omoro and won on the NRM ticket.The locals are also seen with placards with RIP Oulanyah.

Oulanyah at the the time of his timely death was the Speaker of the 11th Parliament and died from Seattle ,United States of America (USA) on March 20 ,after a long term illness.Oulanyah was rushed to USA in early February after his condition had serioulsy detoriated.

Acoording to the reports from Dr.Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero ,the Minister of Health in Uganda while talking to fellow Parliamentarians on April 5 after his (Oulanyah) was brought to parliament ,she said he was first diagonised with cancer in 2019 and at the time of his death he had a multiple liver,kidney,lungs failure which led to his instant death.

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