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Entebbe Road Tragic Accident Claims Life Of Lawyer &Teaching Assistant

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In a devastating incident that sent shockwaves through the Entebbe-Kampala highway, a concrete mixer truck tragically crushed a Mitsubishi Galant Fortis at a traffic intersection on Wednesday morning. The victim of this horrifying accident was identified as Raphael Okiot, a respected lawyer and teaching assistant at Uganda Christian University’s Law School.

The incident unfolded when Okiot, driving his sedan with registration number UBQ 371P, came to a stop at the Nkumba University traffic intersection. Witnesses reported that a truck, registered as UAN 836B, appeared to experience brake failure while descending downhill.

CCTV footage revealed that despite not speeding, the driver of the truck attempted to maneuver to avoid colliding with Okiot’s vehicle. In a desperate effort to avert disaster, the truck veered onto the right side of the road, ultimately hitting a roadside barrier and overturning onto the Mitsubishi, crushing it completely.

Emergency services, including police and Special Forces Command agents, rushed to the scene, but it took over an hour to extricate the crushed vehicles. Despite their efforts, Okiot succumbed to his injuries in the tragic accident.

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Ms Faith Irene Kwagala, the Grade I Magistrate of Kyenjojo and Okiot’s wife, confirmed the heartbreaking news in a brief obituary. She expressed her grief over the loss of her husband and announced that funeral arrangements would be made public in due course.

Concerns initially arose about the possibility of passengers being inside the Mitsubishi, but Magistrate Kwagala’s statement clarified that Okiot was alone in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

As investigations into the incident continue, police have yet to release an official statement regarding the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash.

Raphael Okiot’s untimely passing has left a void in the legal community and academia, where he was known for his dedication and passion for teaching. Colleagues and students alike mourn the loss of a beloved mentor and friend, remembering him for his contributions to legal education and his commitment to his profession.

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