Fatal Pedestrian Collision Sparks Manhunt for Priest in Kisoro

KISORO: Police in Kisoro district are searching for Reverend Sam Nziita (58), a Mufumbira tribesman residing in Kibande village, Busamba ward, Southern division in Kisoro municipality.

He is wanted in connection with a fatal incident where he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian.

The victim, identified as Mbabazi Stephen (55), also a Mufumbira resident of Nyaruhengyere village, Busamba ward, Southern division in Kisoro municipality, lost his life in the accident that occurred on Monday, 09.10.2023, around 9:20 PM.

According to reports, the incident involved a silver Toyota Prado with registration number UAW030C, traveling from Kisoro town towards Kabale.

The driver reportedly collided with road humps near Kyamps petrol station, lost control at high speed, and fatally struck the pedestrian walking along the road.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police spokesperson, mentioned that the scene was examined by Asp Kushaba Micheal DTO Kisoro, with assistance from PC Erima Abubackar.

The deceased’s body was transported to Kisoro hospital mortuary for postmortem, and the vehicle was towed to Kisoro Central Police Station awaiting inspection by IOV.

Maate attributed the accident to reckless driving and emphasized that inquiries are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing driver.