Despite being told by the Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng that Jacob Oulanyah died of cancer, Nathan L’Okori, his father has insisted that the former Speaker was poisoned.
L’Okori told mourners in Omoro on Friday that he had been told by Oulanyah himself about the poison in his body.
“I’m not just crying for no reason, Jacob was poisoned, when he came to me here, he had undergone operations to remove the poison. The other day when he was being flown outside, he was so weak. I am blaming the person who poisoned him,” he said
He added that it was too late for Oulanyah to recover by the time he was taken to Seattle, USA for treatment.
Oulanyah’s personal doctor who is also the Executive Director of the Uganda Cancer Institute, Jackso Oryem, also confirmed that the deceased had succumbed to cancer.
President Museveni earlier warned anyone who would politicize Oulanyah’s death. Museveni was represented by Vice President Jessica Alupo who did not comment on L’kori’s poison claims but promised to forward mzei’s other concerns he raised to the President.