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Museveni: We cannot mourn with this indiscipline, those claiming Oulanyah was killed should be arrested

Anita Annet Among (L), the new Speaker of Parliament, along with her Deputy Thomas Tayebwa (R), pose for a photo with President Museveni after being elected in their different positions today

Anita Annet Among (L), the new Speaker of Parliament, along with her Deputy Thomas Tayebwa (R), pose for a photo with President Museveni after being elected in their different positions. 

President Museveni has said the people claiming that deceased Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah was killed should be arrested.

According to the President, such people are playing politics at the time when the country, which to him is indiscipline.

“I have heard some people say Oulanyah was killed, they are taking advantage of problems to play politics. The police should look for you,” the President tweeted on Friday evening.

“Oulanyah died in a reputable hospital, for someone who is educated to go and say he was killed, NO. We cannot mourn with this indiscipline,” he added.

This comes after Mr Nathan Okori, the father of Oulanyah, said his son did not die of natural causes and that he was “poisoned”, but quickly added that the death should not be politicised.

“I know all of you who have come here are mourners. His (Oulanyah’s) death is not easy news to welcome because I know he did not die of natural causes, he was poisoned,” Mr Okori told handful mourners at their ancestral home in Omoro District on Monday.

But Information minister and government spokesperson, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, in response said: “Ignore that information [poisoning claims]. The post-mortem report will be released and the government will give out a statement.”

Oulanyah was first rumoured dead last year when he sought treatment abroad, but he returned an unhappy man and chided those that gloated over false reports of his alleged death, challenging them to bend to compassion.

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