Prof-Barnabas-Nawangwe Makerere University Mourns Jacob Oulanyah
In a statement dated 23rd March 2022, the University Vice-Chancellor, Barnabas Nawangwe said the deceased will be remembered for his selfless service to making Uganda and the world at large a better place.

In its description of the late Speaker of the 11th Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, Makerere University describes him as not only wise, but also a great leader who was God-fearing.

Makerere University has joined many other Ugandans to mourn the death of the Speaker of the 11th Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah describing him as a man who was not only wise but also a great leader who was God-fearing.

In a statement dated 23rd March 2022, the University Vice-Chancellor, Barnabas Nawangwe said the deceased will be remembered for his selfless service to making Uganda and the world at large a better place.

Below is the message in full; 

The Family of Late Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah

RE: CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

The Makerere University Council, Senate, Management, staff, students, alumni and the entire community with great sadness and shock received the news of the death of our gallant alumnus and Speaker of Parliament, the Right Honourable Jacob Oulanyah in Seattle, Washington USA. Please accept our utmost condolences.

Rt. Hon. Oulanyah’s rise from humble beginnings in the then Gulu District and passage through the gates of Makerere, not once but twice, and then onto the third-highest seat in the land is nothing short of inspirational. 

This double graduate of Agricultural Economics in 1991 and the Bachelor of Laws in 1994 never shied from leadership, serving as Guild Speaker, Law President and several other roles. He was one of our most outstanding alumni who represented his alma mater with great distinction.

We extend sincere condolences to the Mzee Nathan L’Okori, the children and the rest of the family upon the loss of a loving son, father, brother and outstanding citizen.

Rt. Hon. Oulanyah has served the nation with all his might. He will be remembered for his selfless service to making the world a better place. We thank God for the gift of his life, wisdom, leadership and all his accomplishments.

Rt. Hon. Oulanyah has been a God-fearing person. May the good Lord he served to receive his soul in paradise.

Rest in perfect peace!

Yours Sincerely

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe

VICE-CHANCELLOR

Brief

President Museveni on Sunday announced in a tweet that Oulanyah had passed on. He, however, did not avail any details of when he died or what caused his death, two issues that have been a strong subject of discussion for many Ugandans.

According to a statement released by Foreign Affairs Minister Henry Oryem Okello, the body of the fallen Speaker will be flown into the country over the weekend.

“Our ambassador in Washington has gone to Seattle to start the process of clearance of the body to be repatriated to Uganda. It requires the participation of the family because this is the body of their father and they have to sign relevant documents,” minister Oryem said by telephone last evening.