The Iteso Paramount Chief, Papa Emorimor Augustine Osuban Lemukol is dead. He was the reigning head of the Iteso Cultural Union in Uganda.
Osuban, 88, was admitted to Covid-19 Unit in Soroti early in January but his condition deteriorated and he was transferred to Mulago Hospital.
He died on Saturday Evening at Mulago Hospital in Kampala where he had been rushed following a short illness.
“It’s with deep sorrow that we communicate the demise of our Cultural leader, PAPA EMORIMOR LO ITSEO who has just passed on in Mulato National Referral Hospital, Further communication will be made later,” Mukula said in a tweet.
The Emorimor death comes just weeks after the leaders of the Iteso Cultural Union had announced that elections to choose a new leader would be conducted in March, this year.
Papa Emorimor Augustine Osuban Lemukol has been the leader of the Iteso people since 2000.