A 36 Years Old Man Dies in Rukungiri Fatal Road Accident

RUKUNGIRI –Police in Rukungiri District have launched investigations into a fatal road accident that claimed a 36-year-old pedestrian.

According to ASP Elly Maate, the Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson, Aggrey Kwesiga, 36, a resident of Nyarushanje Sub County in Rukungiri District was killed today morning by an Isuzu Bus belonging to Star Link Bus Company (UBF 966J) at Kebisoni Trading Centre along the Rukungiri-Ntungamo Road.

Maate revealed that the bus driven by Yusuf Muhozi, 49, which was enroute to Kampala knocked the deceased as it tried to stop at the trading centre to pick up passengers.

Maate told our reporter in the afternoon that the deceased, along with his mentally-ill brother was run over by the bus.He was rushed to Kebisoni Health Centre III but succumbed to injuries upon arrival at the health facility.

Maate adds that the incident has been registered at Rukungiri Central Police Station under Reference Number TAR 106/2023 with investigations underway.

Primary School Pupil Dies in Rukungiri Accident

RUKUNGIRI: Police in Rukungiri are investigating circumstances under which a 9-year-old Maria Owomuhendo, a pupil at St Andrews Primary School, lost her life in a fatal accident.

The incident occurred at Omukashanda village, Ruyonza parish, Nyarushanje sub-county in Rukungiri district.

Maria, a resident of Omukishanda village, was being transported home with two other pupils on a red Bajaj Boxer motorcycle with registration number UEB 887J.

On their journey, the motorcycle attempted to overtake a Fuso Fighter (tipper) with registration number UBJ 619J.

Unfortunately, a collision transpired with another motorcycle coming from the opposite direction, leading to Maria’s immediate demise as she fell off the motorcycle.

ASP Wasswa Joshua, a 34-year-old police officer from Rubabo Police station and a resident of Rubabo Police Barracks in Nyarushanje sub-county, reported the incident via telephone to the police station.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police spokesperson, conveyed that officers from Rubabo police station visited the crime scene.

The body of the deceased was subsequently transported to Kisiizi hospital for postmortem.

Maate further noted that both involved vehicles were impounded at Rubabo police station pending inspection by the Inspectorate of Vehicles (IOV).

The suspects, however, remain at large, and ongoing efforts are in place to apprehend them.

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.