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.
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-
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.
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.