Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has announced the death of Jacob Oulanyah, Speaker of Parliament.
Mr Oulanyah is said to have passed away in Seattle, USA on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the age of 56.
President Museveni in a tweet on Sunday said:
‘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.
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. May His soul rest in eternal peace’.
Oulanyah has been ill since February 4, 2021, and was last seen in Parliament in December 2021, according to reports.
His last tweet was on Women’s Day which read:
‘This year’s theme ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’ makes transformation of rural women key.We need to #BreakTheBias of cultural norms that subdue women’s potential and take concrete actions with measurable impact on livelihoods.Happy #WomenDay!’