Serere county Member of Parliament Bishop Patrick Okabe has been involved in a head-on collision with a truck from Kenya. The truck with registration number KCX 071K rammed into his vehicle at Naboa along Mbale-Tirinyi road on Monday morning.
Okabe was driving with his wife to Kampala in his vehicle registration number UBK 995F. The MP died on the spot while his wife was rushed to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition.
Joel Namisi, a Junior Pastor in Faith Ministries, which was started by Okabe confirmed the death of his boss, saying his body is lying at Mbale Hospital mortuary.
He explained that the truck lost control and crashed into Bishop Okabe’s vehicle. “We lost him in times we needed him,” Namisi said in a tweet.
The late Bishop Okabe is also the founder of Faith FM in Mbale city and Rhema High school.
Ugandan roads see a surge in accidents during the festive season which combines both Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations.
This often attributed to reckless driving, excitement, drunk-driving and increase in the number of vehicles on the road.
Police say that during the festive season, many people who have for long not been driving hit the road and on many occasions cause accidents.
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