LAST RESPECTS: The casket with the body of Maj Gen Julius Oketta arrives at Parliament

The body of the fallen Operation Wealth Creation Deputy Coordinator Major General Julius Oketta Facki has arrived at Parliament, where MPs will hold a special sitting to pay their last respects.

The body was received at Parliament by the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah L’Okori, before it was ushered inside the chambers for public viewing.

Major General Julius Oketta's body lying in state at Parliament today.
Major General Julius Oketta’s body lying in state at Parliament today.

Gen Oketta, 60, died of heart complications involving a blood clot on Saturday morning, after he was rushed to Kadic Hospital while in critical condition.

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He served as Army MP in the Ninth Parliament and also in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), where he headed disaster management tasks, among several other assignments, both local and international.

Mourners in Parliament wait to pay their last respects to fallen Maj Gen Julius Oketta.
Mourners in Parliament wait to pay their last respects to fallen Maj Gen Julius Oketta.

The General also served the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) in various capacities.