By Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa/Umoja Standard.
Serere county Member of Parliament Patrick Okabe and wife have perished in a road accident at Nabowa town council, along the Mbale – Tirinyi Road.
On Monday at around 7am the incident happened involving motor vehicle Reg. No. UBK 995F-a Toyota land Cruiser that had 3 passengers that included MP Okabe,wife and their driver, and an Isuzu Box Body Reg. No. KCX 071K.
“MP Okabe died on the spot while his wife Christine Okabe died on the way to hospital and the driver only identified as Jacob remains in critical condition at Mbale regional referral hospital”. Says Faridah Nampiima the traffic police spokesperson.
Afande Nampiima says, ‘The cause of the accident has been attributed to the Isuzu Box Body driver who was speeding, drifted from his side to the side of the Land Cruister that was coming from Mbale heading to Iganga and had a head on collision’.
“And the driver of the Fuso Box Body is on the run after causing the accident”. Says Afande Nampiima.