Former Uganda People’s Army (UPA) rebel leader and Defence Minister Peter Otai dies in London.
Peter Otai, the Former Uganda People’s Army (UPA) rebel leader, who also served as the Minister of state for Defence from 1981 until the military coup that overthrew Obote in 1985 has passed on.
He died last night (January 1,2020) in London, United Kingdom where he has been in exile for the last 27 years.
Otai has been on comma for the last two weeks and the cause of his death remains unclear.
Otai, who was once a minister in the Milton Obote II government in the 1980s, established a rebel group in eastern Uganda in 1987 which operated up to 1992.
The rebellion was later ended through mediation between the National Resistance Movement government and the rebels under the Teso Commission.
Otai went to exile in the UK where he has been till he died last night.
Otai hails from Oderai sub county, Soroti district eastern Uganda.
Early May 2019, he sought President Museveni’s assurance to return home, which was been granted but he had died before returning.