Okae, the Uganda People’s Congress- UPC party national chairperson has died.
Okae breathed his last at Naguru Hospital around 10:00 am this morning, according to
Okae’s wife Florence
Akello Okae was traveling to Kampala this morning to attend to her husband when
she received news of his death.
Although some of the family members say that
Okae was diagnosed with pneumonia, his wife says she wasn’t aware of his
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Peter Ebau, the Gweri Sub County LCIII Chairperson where Okae comes from, says
that they have lost a pillar of peace in the area. Ebau told our reporter that
the death of Okae was very shocking to all the residents in Gweri and Teso Sub
Region as a whole.
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Before becoming UPC national chairman, Okae contested for the Soroti County MP
seat in 2001 and 2006 but lost to Samuel Anyolo and the late Peter Omolo FDC
Faizo Muzeyi, the Head of Media and Communications of the
UPC Party said “SAD NEWS TO CONGRESS” in a short statement on Twitter as he
announced the death of their Chairman.
He said the burial arrangements will becommunicated in
Jimmy Akena, the UPC Party
President said that although he didn't have details of Okae's death, he has
been sick for some time.