By Prossy Namiiro
The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah has died in the United States at 57 years.
The news of his death was announced by President Museveni in a tweet in Sunday 20, at 10:30am
“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,” Reads the tweet.
Jacob had succeeded Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaaga as the 11th Speaker of Parliament on March 24, 2021
His cause of death has not been disclosed yet.