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Bobi Wine mourns lawyer hit by cement truck at Nkumba, calls for improved emergency response.

As the news of Lawyer and Advocate Raphael Okiot’s tragic passing continue to send shockwaves through the community, the National Unity Platform President, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has joined other people in extending deepest condolences to the late’s family, friends, and loved ones during this time of immense grief.

“Deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Mr. Okiot Raphael who perished today in a terrible car accident at Nkumba. Praying for peace and comfort at this very difficult time,” Bobi Wine said in a post via his handle on X, formerly Twitter.

Kyagulanyi further called for swift emergency response from the rescuers wondering how the deceased remained trapped under the truck for more than five hours before police intervened yet the scene was on a busy highway.

The car in which Raphael Okiot was driving before it was crushed by a cement mixer truck on Wednesday morning

“We must all be concerned that the late Okiot remained trapped under the wreckage for over 5 hours before the authorities started efforts to rescue him. We must work for a Uganda where citizens receive swift and efficient public services, especially during emergencies,” the former presidential candidate emphasized.

DailyExpress understands that Okiot, a respected lawyer by profession and a lecturer at Uganda Christian University (UCU), had just purchased his new car four days prior to the accident on Saturday, 13th April.

Okito’s wife, HW Kwagala Faith Irene, Magistrate Grade I Kyenjojo, in a poignant statement, mourned the loss of her husband emphasizing the profound sorrow that his passing has brought upon his family and friends.

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His untimely departure leaves a void not only in the legal and academic communities but also in the lives of those who knew him personally. His passing also highlights a pressing concern about the accessibility and efficiency of public services, especially during emergencies of such magnitude.

As we remember and honor Okiot’s life, may we channel our grief into advocacy for positive change. Together, we can work towards building a nation where tragedies like this serve as catalysts for improving the safety and well-being of all citizens.

This tragic incident underscores the urgent need for comprehensive reforms in our emergency response systems. Every citizen deserves prompt and effective assistance during crises, and it is imperative that we collectively strive for a Uganda where swift and efficient public services are a reality.

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May the soul of Mr Okiot Raphael rest in eternal peace, and may his legacy inspire us to pursue a better future for Uganda.

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