Updated at 2133 EAT on FEB 06 2022
The Teso Cultural Institution in Soroti has confirmed that chief Emorimor Lo Iteso Augustine Osuban Lemukol has passed away at Mulago National Referral hospital after a lengthy illness.
President Yoweri Museveni has also sent out a condolence message.
“I join the people of Teso, and the entire country to mourn the death of the Teso cultural leader, His Highness Emorimor Papa Osuban Augustine Lemukol. The Emorimor was a great advocate of peace and unity, his devotion to preaching about moral and cultural values was paramount,” Museveni said, adding that “I, therefore, in the great memory of Emorimor Papa Augustine Lemukol, declare an Official Burial. My condolences to the Teso Kingdom, relatives, and well-wishers. May God grant his soul eternal repose.”
According to the cultural institution’s spokesperson Jonathan Maraka confirms that the Emorimor passed yesterday FEB 5th at 6pm.
Markka confirms that the Emorimor had been suffering from COVID-19 among other illnesses.
He was transferred to Mulago National Referral from Soroti Regional Referral, two weeks ago after recovering from COVID-19.
Kingdom officials are currently in engagements and we will relay the official burial arrangements as soon as they are released.