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Oulanyah died in Seattle, in the US where he had earlier been admitted after suffering a terminal illness.

Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said the Criminal Investigations Division headquarters at Kibuli have opened up a case file to embark on investigations into speculations concerning the death of former Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah.

On Monday, Police announced that they have started transcribing footage, videos and audios posted on all digital platforms to help trap individuals who speculated about the death of former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah.

Addressing the media during his weekly press briefing at the police headquarters in Naguru on Monday, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said the Criminal Investigations Division headquarters at Kibuli have opened up a case file to embark on investigations into the speculations concerning the former Speaker’s death.

Enanga noted that every time a prominent figure dies, the general public is quick to come up with conclusions about what killed them but warned that this time round they will not take it lightly. 

“These days, it appears if a VIP dies, it can’t be due to natural causes but something else. That should stop because medical experts are available to indicate the cause of death and therefore there should be any speculations.”

“We have opened a case file at CID where all persons who were speculating the cause of death of the Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah will give us statements. What we are doing right now is transcribing footages, videos and audios,” Enanga said. 

He further added that they are trolling all digital platforms and getting evidence from whoever was coming up with whatever speculation over this death.

The police’s action has steemed from President Museveni’s directive last week to have all individuals spreading information linking to Oulanyah’s death captured to help provide more truth to the matter.

Oulanyah died in Seattle, in the US where he had earlier been admitted after suffering a terminal illness. After the news had broken out to the public, Oulanyah’s father, Nathan Okori told journalists that his son had succumbed to the poison.

The statement has since sparked mixed reactions from many Ugandans on social media with many quoted saying that a father can never lie against his own son while a few government officials also insist that he (Oulanyah) died a natural death.

Responding to these claims on Friday last week, however, Museveni said the Speaker died in a reputable hospital that cannot be compromised to speak falsely about an individual’s death.

Museveni who was quick to call it cheap politics directed the police to arrest all the suspects to explain what they might know about the Speaker’s death.

“I would like to warn people who use hard situations to do cheap politics. I hear them saying Oulanyah was killed. You will be called to the police to explain because you know,” Museveni said adding that the Speaker died in a reputable hospital.

“Oulanyah died in a reputable hospital. For somebody who is educated to claim. You must come to police and explain. We cannot continue with this indiscipline,” he added.