A fatal accident in Budaka District has on Monday morning has claimed the life of Serere County MP, Patrick Okabe, and his wife, Christine Okabe.
The incident involving a Toyota V8 Land Cruiser and an Isuzu Truck happened at Naboa Town Council along Mbale - Tirinyi Road around 7:00 am.
According to Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic police spokesperson, the Land Cruiser Reg. no UBK 955 K, belonging to Hon Okabe was traveling to Iganga when it had a head on collusion with the Isuzu box truck Reg. no KCX 071K, coming from the opposite direction of the road.
Nampiima says the driver of the Isuzu truck was on over speeding and moved off his lane while overtaking other vehicles, in the process, he rammed into the MP's ride, killing Okabe on the spot, while his wife died on the way to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital.
Their driver only identified as Jacob is in critical condition at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital.