LYING IN STATE: Deceased Toroma County MP Cyrus Amodoi.

Parliament will today pay tribute to the late Cyrus Amodoi, the Member of Parliament for Toroma County. His body is now at Parliament for public viewing, and the deceased will be buried at his ancestral home on Sunday.

Amodoi was one of the nine people killed in an accident involving a truck and two commuter taxis at Kitigoma, along the Kampala-Jinja highway last night.

A former soldier-cum-politician, before joining politics Amodoi once served in President Yoweri Museveni’s security detail, the then Presidential Protection Unit (PPU).

The late Amodoi becomes the second MP to die in office in the 10th Parliament this year, following Moroto Woman MP Annie Logiel who passed on in Denmark mid last month.

Amodoi held a Bachelors of Education from Makerere University, and a diploma in counter-terrorism.