‘Police Will Hunt For You To Give Evidence’- Museveni Cautions People Speculating About Jacob Oulanyah’s Death
By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: President Museveni has cautioned politicians against making false reports that Speaker Jacob Oulanyah was killed adding the police will soon embark on hunting the culprits responsible for spreading such false information.
“I would like to warn some people who are in the habit of taking advantage of problems to make cheap politics. And actually, we’re going to go for them because I have heard some people saying some people killed Oulanyah. The police will come and ask you to give them some information because Oulanyah did not die in a private home,” Museveni said on Friday.
Museveni’s comments come days after the death of Speaker Oulanyah who died in Seattle in the United States after battling terminal cancer however some social media reports alleged that Oulanyah did not have a natural death including his Oulanyah’s father who alleged that his son was poisoned.
”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. I know very well that he was poisoned, and whatever somebody will say tomorrow should not distort the information we now have,” Nathan Okori told mourners earlier this week.
According to Museveni, it makes no sense for anyone to claim that the speaker was killed yet he died from a reputable hospital in the US but had also been admitted to other hospitals back home in Uganda before being flown abroad.
Museveni told parliament that he didn’t know that Oulanyah was sick until he(Oulanyah) went to Dubai with doctors, adding that it was then that he got to know that the Speaker was sick.
The president however insisted that it was wrong for some people to play cheap politics out of the speaker’s death by claiming he was killed.
“Police are going to come and ask you to tell us because you seem to have information. We cannot go on with this indiscipline. It’s not constructive at all, especially from some people who are educated and claim to be leaders. We are going to go for them,” he warned.