Prior to all of this, the late Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Jacob Oulanyah’s grieving father, dismissed the Minister of Health’s medical report indicating that he died from multiple organ failure caused by cancer.
Mzee Nathan L’Okori told thousands of mourners that the deceased poisoned him and his health deteriorated as a result.
Jacob Oulanyah’s father, who spoke in the local dialect, stated that his bitterness was intentional because he is aware that his son did not die naturally but was poisoned.
“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” Jacob Oulanyah’s Father said
Following his remarks, Anthony Akol, the leader of the Acholi Parliamentary group, requested that the government investigate the allegations made by Oulanyah’s father. Akol claims that the issue has been raised before, but that people have been intimidated with arrest threats.
“This is not the first time we have heard about this, I remember we raised this to the President, please inform the president to ensure that an investigation is done, The President talked about arresting people who talked about it but let him not and arrest anyone , otherwise you will miss the point,” he said