Relatives In The UK Mourn Former Minister And Family.

By on January 3, 2016

Dr. Henry Benjamin Obonyo a UK based and a dual citizen perished in a fatal accident in Minakulu on the Gulu Kampala High way as he was heading to their home in Lamwo district.

He died in a fatal accident with his wife Kevin Obonyo and daughter as his granddaughter Annable Lugone and Gabirela Lugone has been rushed to Kampala hodpital.

Grace Nakiyemba a UK based relative stated that It's with great sadness that Ugandan’s in the  Diaspora UK are coming to terms with the loss of a fellow Ugandan who earlier on the second day of 2016 was involved in a fatal road  accident on Kampala  Gulu highway that claimed his wife and daughter, leaving other family members in a critical condition.

Dr Henry Benjamin Obonyo, retired from his last post of the African Health Foundation, and had been on a visit to Uganda.’’ Please respect the relatives here in London as they come to terms with this very tragic news.’’ Nkiyemba noted.

According to eye witness at the scene said that the vehicle registration number UAU series the front tyre burst which resulted into the car over turning several times resulting into the death of the doctor and the family.

Dr. Obonyo, and the family were travelling to madi opei from London. And it must be known that He was central in bringing back home the remains of the late Bazilio Okello from Khartoum.

According to the latest WHO data published in May 2014 Road Traffic Accidents Deaths in Uganda reached 10,133 or 3.16% of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is 37.14 per 100,000 of population ranks Uganda #7 in the world.

By Our Reporter.Gulu.

 

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