By Spy Uganda
Uganda police has summoned the father of the late Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, Nathan Okori, NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi, Kilak South MP Gilbert Oulanya, Aruu North MP Santa Okot, local musician Bosmic Otim, ICT minister Chris Baryomunsi and NRM Vice president for Buganda region Godfrey Kiwanda over talks relating to allegations that the deceased was poisoned.
Addressing journalists at Naguru police headquarters, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that post-mortem reports obtained so far from all health facilities in Uganda and in Seattle, USA where Oulanyah passed on do not indicate any poisoning as the cause of death.
He therefore said that the listed persons are yet to be served with formal summons and are expected to appear at the CID headquarters in Kibuli to give their account of what they know about the deceased Speaker’s health and death.
Hon. Oulanyah died on March 19, 2022, after a long hospitalization in Washington cancer hospital in Seattle USA. According to the Ministry for Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, he died from multiple organ failure resulting from lymphoma cancer.
However, there have been mushrooming reports from close relatives, and politicians that the deceased was poisoned long before he died by unidentified persons.
On Friday last week during the burial of Oulanyah, his 92-year-old father Nathan Okori reiterated statements he made earlier indicating that his son succumbed to poison and not cancer as reported by his doctors. Okori insisted that the deceased confided in him that his illness was linked to poison and made worse by it.
“I’m not mourning in vain. I want to say it clearly. Jacob was poisoned. He told me. The poison affected his health so much and by the time he was flown out for treatment, it was too late. He could not recover,” Okori said on Friday.
Now, Enanga says, “As you are all aware the cause of death of Hon Jacob Oulanyah was clearly revealed as arising out of multiple organ failure. In all death by poisoning the establishment of a substance is vital. Medical records prove there was no poison in the systematic circulation. We are therefore summoning all those persons with other causes of death including poisoning for further interview and statement recording.”
Enanga further told journalists that the summoned parties should provide a chain of evidence of how the crime was committed, beyond a reasonable doubt, by whom, how the poison was acquired, proof of access to the victim whether directly or indirectly, and any parallel certificate of death, suggesting their version of the cause of death.