By Watchdog reporter
The Tuesday accident at Mbikko- Kitigoma in Buikwe District along Jinja Road which involved three vehicles, left Toroma County MP Cyrus Amodoi lifeless.
Amodoi becomes the second lawmaker in the 10th Parliament to die following the passing on last month of Moroto District Woman MP Annie Logiel.
Parliament tweeted on its official handle on Tuesday that: “Parliament announces the death of Hon. Cyrus Amodoi (Toroma County) following a motor accident at Kitigoma on Jinja road last night,”
According to Chris Obore, Director, Communications & Public Affairs at Parliament of Uganda, Amodoi a retired soldier, had given his official car to Women leaders of Katakwi District who used it during the organization of International Women’s Day celebrations last week thus had resorted to using taxis as an alternative means of transport.
Amodoi was reportedly travelling in the Mbale-bound taxi, and his immediate destination was not established.
According to his profile on the parliament website, Amodoi a UPDF Rt. Lieutenant formerly served under the presidential protection unit after being commissioned as a cadet.
The deceased holds a bachelor of arts in Education from Makerere University and a diploma in counter terrorism.
In 2013, Amodoi was arrested and jailed after being charged with vandalism. He was allegedly found digging up Awere Bridge in Pader district in search of mercury. He was arrested together with two other people.
Parliament will on Friday hold a special sitting to honor the late Amodoi.