Kiwanda, Baryomunsi, Bobi Wine and Oulanyah’s father summoned over poison claims
The Criminal Investigation Directorate, CID has summoned Hon. Godfrey Suubi Kiwanda, Hon. Chris Baryomunsi who was mentioned by Hon. Kiwanda, Hon. Gilbert Olanya, Hon. Santa Okot, Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert, Bosmic Otim, Mzee L’okori Nathan selected cultural and local leaders as well as several other bloggers for alleging that the late Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah was poisoned.
The development was communicated by Police Spokesperson CP Enanga Fred during the weekly press conference at Naguru headquarters.
Following the death of the former speaker of the 11th parliament on March 30th 2022, his father alleged that his son had called and told him that he was poisoned.
He reiterated these words on Friday 8th April 2022 during Oulanyah’s burial in Omoro.
However, President Yoweri Museveni urged the police to arrest anyone who carries the same allegation and have them explain themselves.
Now, Enangs says these individuals have been summoned to provide police with the chain of evidence of how the crime was committed allegedly beyond a reasonable doubt, by whom, how the poison was acquired, proof of access to the victim whether directly or indirectly, and any parallel certificate of death, to help substantiate their version of the cause of death.
“We are, therefore, summoning all those persons with other alleged causes of death including poisoning, for further interview and statement recording,” Enanga says.
The Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng told mourners that Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah died due to Multiple organ failures of the heart, lungs, liver and kidney, according to the postmortem report from the University of Washington Medical Centre, in Seattle, USA.
The Former Speaker had also attended other hospitals in Germany, the Uganda Cancer Institute and other hospitals after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2019.
From all these hospitals, Enanga says there was no trace of poison, in the systemic circulation and or body organs, as per the medical records. The deceased was also treated in hospitals in Uganda, Germany and the US, under constant supervision, with numerous samples being taken regularly.
“All samples did not refer to any clues for poisoning. It is, therefore, unfortunate that the news of the alleged poisoning of the late Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah continued to produce debates. The public should know that in all deaths by poisoning, the identification of the poisonous substance is vital. And the presence of the poison in the systemic circulation or body organs must be proven,” he added.