MP Omony, Wife Breaks Leg In Accident, Airlifted To IHK 


MP Omony being carried to the plane before he was airlifted to Kampala. Photo by Ojok Michael.

GULU-The Member of Parliament representing the youth of northern Uganda Oscar Omony has been airlifted to Kampala hours after him, his wife, child, maid and driver were rushed to Gulu Independent hospital.

Omony and his wife were airlifted by a UPDF air force plane and taken to International Hospital Kampala for more special treatment. They left Gulu at 5:25 pm.

The youth Legislator was traveling from Gulu to Kampala in his black Mitsubishi vehicle registration number UAW 260Q along with his wife Denise Atimango, driver Christopher Okot a maid only identified as Joyce, 17 years old and their 3 months old baby Esther Letasi.

They had a head on collision with a white double cabin car registration number UAR 436 Y belonging to Uganda National Roads Authority that was from Kampala and heading to Moyo district via Gulu. The incident happened at around midday, Monday.

Javier Oloya a family member our reporter talked to says Omony, his wife broke their legs as well as his driver Okot.

The six other passengers aboard the UNRA double cabin are receiving treatment at St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu town.

Police identified the survivors as Godfrey Ojok 30 years, Denis Jagenda, Silver Osman, Patrick Omara, and John Rogers Matovu who were all travelling to Moyo district from Kampala.

This news website understands that driver Okot Christopher could not be airlifted to Kampala due to his bad condition and was already taken to the theater.

Plans are under way to airlift him and the maid (Joyce) to Kampala on Tuesday.

Acholi Parliamentary Group Secretary general Gilbert Olanya who was at the hospital says the MP and his wife was out of danger.

Relatives and leaders taking MP Omony to the plane. Photo by Ojok Michael

Olanya also the Kilak South MP said: “MP Omony told me that the UNRA vehicle was driving at a terrible speed and could have lost control.”

Aswa region police spokesperson Patrick Jimmy Okema confirmed to TND News that nine people of the ten involved in the Monday accident sustained various injuries except a 3 months old baby Esther Letasi who escaped unhurt.

 

 


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