Daniel Okello Okello alias Dan Okello, a former candidate for the Dokolo South constituency parliamentary seat has succumbed to COVID-19. Okello breathed his last at Case Clinic in Kampala where he was admitted on Tuesday upon his return from Karamoja with complaints of cough and flu. The deceased has been diabetic.
His brother, Walter Odongo, says that Okello started complaining on Friday evening that he was unwell and was admitted on Tuesday morning. Lira NGO Forum, whose board Okello chaired has also his death in a statement issued on Wednesday.
“On behalf of NGO fraternity and friends of Okello Dan, we hereby announce his untimely death, which occurred from Kampala Case Hospital. According to his brother, the cause of death is believed to be COVID-19. We pray and stand with the family at this very trying and difficult moment. Let us wait for further communication from the family if at all we can join in during the sendoff based on SOP,” reads the statement.
Rev. Sylvester Ocen, the Archdeacon Dokolo archdeaconry, described the deceased as a strong pillar in the protestant church, whose death is a strong blow to the church.