Kampala-Former West Budama Member of Parliament, William Oketcho, has died aged 64. According to his eldest daughter, Eva Oketcho, her father succumbed to kidney failure on Friday evening, a complication he has been grappling with for some time.
“My father has been feeling unwell for a while. And by the time he died on Friday evening at Mulago Referral Hospital, he had problems with his kidney,” she said.
Mr Val Oketcho, one of the deceased’s sons, told Sunday Monitor that his father had been suffering from multiple ailments, which were escalated by a mild stroke.
“He was due for kidney transplant in a matter of weeks. But before that, he had to be treated for rear blood disorder, something that we were trying to do ahead of the kidney transplant in India,” Oketcho’s son told Sunday Monitor yesterday.
According to family members, the burial will take place after Easter celebrations, but said they would contact Parliament to have the body of the former legislator lie in state at Parliament.
The deceased is survived by six children and wife.