“We’re not just losing people but losing skill, talent and leadership,” MPs Acuti, Odur mourn Gutmoi

(Last Updated On: 8 July 2023)


  • Gutmoi survived death in May 2018 after a crash along Karuma-Kampala Highway while heading to Kampala
  • He was driving a Noah car Reg. No. UAV 089G (in 2018) when he had a head-on collision with a stationary lorry. His car was smashed beyond repair.
  • Gutmoi represented Erute North in the 10th Parliament and before on UPC and FDC flags. Until his death, he was the clan head (Awitong) of Onywal Ipyeda.

Oyam, July 8, 2023: Former Erute North MP Charles Angiro Gutmoi Abacacon has died after a fatal road crash on Saturday, July 8.

Gutmoi and Debora Ogwang, another passenger he was traveling with in a Toyota Noah registration number UAW 943 died on the spot, a statement from Nwoya Central Police Station (CPS), says.

Another deceased was identified as Ogwang Dan (driver of the above car) and Goodluck Eric Jonathan, 12, all died on arrival at Anaka Hospital.

“It’s alleged that motor vehicle coming from Lira while heading to Nebbi district to attend a traditional marriage and upon reaching Ayago in Murchison game park the driver lost control and overturned the vehicle killing four of its occupants and injuring two,” a statement issued by Nwoya CPS reads.

After this tragic crash, people from across the country are sending their condolences. Read more here: 

Kole North MP, Dr Samuel Opio Acuti remembers Gutmoi and said:

“Deeply saddened by the passing on of the former MP of Erute North, Hon Charles Angiro Gutmoi in a grisly road accident between Pakwach and Arua that occurred yesterday. We are experiencing a crisis of road accidents as a country and urgent intervention is needed. In 2022, there were 20,394 accidents up from 17,443 in 2021 and 12,249 in 2020.

“2023 statistics are more worrying. We are not just losing people but losing skill, talent and leadership. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” MP Acuti said.


Erute South MP, Jonathan Odur

“I am sad, very sad indeed. My dear friend and colleague in the 10th Parliament, Hon. Abacacon Charles Angiro Gutomoi died in an accident this morning.”

“One of a kind, in his generation, uniquely rare in all attributes has fallen. I will dearly miss you so much. May your soul RIP.”

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