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Soroti parish priest knocked dead

By Emmanuel Alomu

Added 9th June 2019 08:42 AM

Michael Odongo, the East Kyoga Police Spokesperson confirmed that Rev. Aetu died on spot.

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Rev. Aetu (right) during the visit of the former Soroti Diocese Bishop, George William Erwau recently. (Photo by Emmanuel Alomu )

Michael Odongo, the East Kyoga Police Spokesperson confirmed that Rev. Aetu died on spot.

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The parish priest of Odudui Church of Uganda in Arapai sub-county, Soroti district, Rev. John Moses Aetu, was on Friday knocked dead by a speeding vehicle along Soroti-Moroto highway.
 
The Gombolola Internal Security Officer (GISO) Wera sub-county, Abibu Aditu said  Rev. Aetu was riding on a motorcycle registration number UEA308U Bajaj Boxer red in colour when he was knocked dead by a vehicle registration number UAU797X double cabin Hilux white in colour at around 2:40 pm.
 
The vehicle belongs to Catholic Relief Service, Moroto.
 
Aditu said Rev. Aetu who was returning from his ancestral home in Obur village, Asamuk sub-county in Amuria district and heading to his workplace was trying to join the main Soroti-Moroto road at Alakaituk swamp, Wera when he was knocked down by a vehicle that was heading to Kampala from Moroto.
 
Michael Odongo, the East Kyoga Police Spokesperson confirmed that Rev. Aetu died on spot. William Amitu, his younger brother who was seated on the same motorcycle was rushed to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition.
 
Odongo said the driver, Sagal Musadalifa Emong, 36, handed himself over to the  Soroti Central Police Station together with his vehicle.
 
According to Odongo, the body was picked and was taken to Soroti Hospital mortuary for post-mortem as the cause of the accident is still being investigated.
 
The Christians in his church described the late reverend as a committed person who worked hard to ensure that a permanent church is built.
 
The district LC5 chairperson Soroti, Girigori Mikairi Egunyu said his death is a big loss to Soroti and Teso as a whole.
 
Isaac Omiat, the chairman laity Amuria Archdeaconry (where the late comes from) said they will miss his straightforward preaching and teachings.

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