The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) national chairman Lawrence Okae is dead.
Okae passed away at about 10:00 am on Monday morning at Naguru Hospital according to his daughter Becky Okae.
This was revealed by the Party’s Head of Media and Communications Muzey Faizo on Monday morning.
“Sad news to Congress. It is with utmost shock and regret to announce the death of our beloved National Chairman comrade Okae Lawrence that has occurred this morning. Other arrangements will be communicated in due course,” Muzey said.
According to the daughter, Okae had been hospitalised with pneumonia.
“It is true daddy has passed on and the body is still at Naguru Hospital,” Becky Okae told this website.
Okae was born in Gweri sub-county, Soroti district.
Prior to becoming UPC chairman, he contested as Member of Parliament for Soroti in 2001and 2006 but lost all the two bids.