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Stroke Kills Ex-CAO as he Still Battles Criminal Charges

Esoku worked in Soroti for eleven years as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer attached to Serere County before becoming Deputy CAO for Soroti district in 2004. He Joined service in 1995 as Assistant CAO and served in different capacities until 2006 when he was transferred to Tororo district as the Chief Administrative Officer.
Former CAO, Felix Cuthbert Esoku

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Soroti District has allotted one hour to mourn the former Chief Administrative Officer, Felix Cuthbert Esoku who died on Wednesday.

According to the program released by the Soroti District Communications Officer, Abraham Ekwaru, the body of the departed CAO will lie at the District Council Hall on Thursday at 4:00pm for public viewing.

Esoku worked in Soroti for eleven years as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer attached to Serere County then before becoming Deputy CAO for Soroti district in 2004. He Joined service in 1995 as ACAO and served in different capacities until 2006 when he was transferred to Tororo district as the Chief Administrative Officer.

 

He worked for five years in Tororo as CAO before crossing to Kamuli District in 2011 and later to Mbarara in 2015 where he served up to February, 2019 when he was interdicted over disciplinary issues.

Esoku was accused of conniving with other government officials in Mbarara to sell government land located in Boma Hill to the former Rwampara County MP, Charles Ngabirano. This led to his arrest and four other officials and subsequent detention.

Although the team was later awarded 50 million shillings for illegal detention, Esoku has been battling the criminal charges with the Anti- Corruption Court.

Donath Eswilu, the CAO of Amolatar, a colleague and friend to Esoku says his friend collapsed on June 4, 2021 while preparing to go to court and he suffered stroke.  

He adds that Esoku later developed problems with his kidneys and has been undergoing treatment at Kiruddu Referral Hospital, but would occasionally be taken for further management at Prime Health Medical & Diagnostic Centre at Namugongo until he passed on.

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Emmanuel Okaja, the Deputy City Clerk of Soroti who worked with Esoku says the deceased was a committed servant who dedicated his life to work in every situation.

According to the family, a requiem mass is being held at Namugongo shrine this morning (Thursday) before heading to Soroti for another requiem service and public viewing. He will be laid to rest at his home in Ochero-Kaberamaido on Saturday.

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