By Prossy Namiiro
Iteso Cultural leader, Papa Emorimor Augustine Osuban Lemukol breathed his last on Saturday evening at Mulago National Referral hospital where he had been hospitalized for over a week.
Capt. Mike Mukula, The NRM Deputy Chairperson in the Eastern region confirmed the death of Emorimor in a tweet on Saturday.
“It’s with deep sorrow that we communicate the demise of our Cultural leader, PAPA EMORIMOR LO ITSEO who has just passed on in Mulato National Referral Hospital, Further communication will be made later,” Capt. Mukula said in a tweet.
Emorimor Augustine Lemukol, 88 was first admitted to the Covid-19 Unit in Soroti early in January but his condition deteriorated and he was transferred to Mulago hospital where he breathed his last.
Emorimor Lemukol was enthroned as the Iteso Paramount Chief in April 2000. His death comes a few weeks after the leaders of the Iteso Cultural Union’s announcement that elections to choose a new leader would be conducted in March, 2022.