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Speaker Oulanyah back in the country

Jacob Oulanyah

Jacob Oulanyah

The speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanyah has returned home after a month away in the United Kingdom where he was receiving treatment.

According to a source close to him, Oulanyah returned on Friday night and headed straightaway to his home in Munyonyo, where he is resting as he fully recuperates.

Oulanyah was last month rushed to the UK after his health deteriorated suddenly. Some sources claimed he had Covid-19 but his inner circle suspected he could have been poisoned.

When The Observer reached out to one of the MPs close to him, he confirmed he had spoken to Oulanyah and that he is in high spirits.

“What matters is that he is OK right now and will chair the next session of parliament next week,” said the MP who preferred anonymity.

Oulanyah’s return ends days of speculation about the state of his health amid rumours that he had been taken to Dubai for further treatment.

© 2016 Observer Media Ltd