Kole District woman Member of Parliament, Ms Judith Alyek, has been airlifted to International Hospital Kampala after she was involved in a motor accident in Apac District on Tuesday night.
The lawmaker was reportedly involved in an accident on Masindi Port-Apac road, a few kilometres from Ibuje Trading Centre, Ibuje Sub-county in Apac District as she was returning from her farm in Waitumba village in Ibuje.
Her Toyota Land Cruiser was reportedly hit from behind by another speeding vehicle.
Mr Peter Nkulega, the North Kyoga regional police commander said that police were tracing for the driver and vehicle that knocked the legislator’s. The wreckage of Ms Alyek’s vehicle, according to Mr Nkulega, is parked at Apac Central Police Station.
“It was a hit-and-run but we are calling upon anybody with information about that vehicle which caused the accident to avail it to us so that we can take action,” Mr Nkulega told Daily Monitor on Wednesday afternoon.
Ms Beatrice Akello Okori, the Apac Resident District Commissioner, said Ms Alyek sustained minor injuries and was first admitted at Nightingale Medical Centre in Apac Municipality. The legislator’s bodyguard and driver also escaped with minor injuries.
The Kole North MP, Mr Bony Okello, said the legislator was on Wednesday afternoon transferred to IHK for further management.
The Defence State Minister, Col (rtd) Charles Okello Engola, said he dispatched a military chopper to airlift the legislator to Kampala.
Alyek is the second MP from Lango region to be involved in a motor accident within a space of one year.
In May last year, the Erute North MP, Charles Angiro Gutmoi was involved in a nasty road accident around Karuma trading centre along Lira- Kampala highway.
As from: Daily Monitor