Hon Patrick Okabe, a representative for Serere, and his lovely wife perished in an automobile accident. The politician was traveling in a Land Cruiser with the registration number UBK 995F when it collided with a truck with the Kenyan registration number KCX 0710K at about 7 a.m. on Monday, according to ASP Immaculate Alaso, the Bukedi North Police Spokesperson.
“The cause of the accident has been attributed to the Isuzu box body driver who drifted from his side to the side of the Landcruiser that was coming from Mbale heading to Iganga and had a head on collision,” according to Also.
The politician passed away immediately, according to the Bukedi North police spokesperson, while his wife, Christine Okabe, was taken to the Mbale regional referral hospital in severe condition but eventually passed away. The Land Cruiser’s driver, Jacob, is still in serious condition at the regional referral hospital in Mbale.
The victims’ bodies are still at the mortuary at Mbale Hospital. Mr. Joel Namisi, a junior pastor with Faith Ministries, which Hon Patrick Okabe founded, told journalists, but burial arrangements are already in motion. In addition, the late Okabe founded Rhema High School in Soroti and Mbale’s Faith FM, a Christian radio station.
“We lost him in times we needed him,” Mr. Namisi claimed.
Thomas Tayebwa, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, praised the MP as a true voice of reason, an author, a fervent follower of God, and a promoter of peace.
“Extremely sad to comprehend the passing on of Hon. Patrick Okabe, MP Serere County. A true voice of reason, an author, a passionate believer in the Almighty and Peace Maker. Hon. Okabe has died at a time when we needed him most! Condolences to the family,” he tweeted.
Extremely sad to comprehend the passing on of Hon. Patrick Okabe, MP Serere County. A true voice of reason, an author, a passionate believer in the Almighty and Peace Maker, Hon. Okabe has died at a time when we needed him most! Condolences to the family. Rest in Peace brother🙏 pic.twitter.com/4s5U6LhcEW
— Thomas Tayebwa (@Thomas_Tayebwa) December 19, 2022