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PHOTOS: Tears in Omoro as Jacob Oulanyah’s Body Returns; Escorted to Late Speaker’s Home in Procession

The body of the former Speaker Rt Hon Jacob L'Okori Oulanyah has arrived in Omoro. PHOTOS/ Courtesy: Parliament of Uganda

The body of Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah, the late former speaker of parliament, has arrived in the northern Uganda district of Omoro. 

The body arrived at Lalogi Primary School shortly after 6pm.

Immediately the chopper carrying Oulanyah’s body landed, cries broke out.

Deputy speaker Thomas Tayebwa was in Omoro to receive the body of Oulanyah.

A number of mourners wore yellow t-shirts, synonymous with the ruling NRM party.

A procession accompanying Jacob Oulanyah's body
A procession accompanying Jacob Oulanyah’s body

The former speaker was the NRM vice chairman for northern Uganda.

Hundreds of people escorted the body to Oulanyah’s home.

Speaker Oulanyah died on March 20. (Read Story Here).

Oulanyah’s body was returned on April 01 amidst tears at the Entebbe International Airport. (Read Story Here).

The former speaker’s body was taken to his home in Muyenga, Kampala, on April 03. (Read Story Here).

On Tuesday, the body was brought to parliament where MPs paid tribute to Oulanyah.

The MPs also agreed on an annual Jacob Oulanyah Memorial Day. (Read Story Here).

On April 06, Oulanyah’s body was taken to Kololo Independence Grounds for a national funeral service.

At Kololo, family members allowed MPs to view Oulanyah’s body. (Read Story Here).

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