3 December 2018

Uganda: MP Kakooza Vehicle Knocks Dead Pastor in Kiruhura

One person was knocked dead in Kiruhura by a vehicle belonging to Kabula county member of parliament and former state minister for Health, James Kakooza. Pastor Enos Kishokye a resident of Nyakahita in Nyakasharara sub-county was knocked dead at around 10am while crossing the road to his church for the Sunday prayers at Rwebitete village along the Masaka-Mbarara highway.

The accident occurred when the MP's vehicle, an Audi registration number, UBB 826A rammed into a motorcycle that was carrying a passenger.

Two people identified as David Byamugisha and John Ngumikiriza, both residents of Lwebiteete village survived with serious injuries and are admitted at Lyantonde hospital.

Eye witnesses say the legislators' car was speeding when the accident occurred. John Mwanje, one of the eye witnesses.

"The MP was rescued with serious injuries on his head. His arm was also broken. Good enough police responded in time," said Mwanje.

Latif Zaake, the Southern region police commander confirmed the accident, saying that police rushed Kakooza and his driver to Mbarara hospital. He attributed the accident to speeding by the legislator's driver, saying that he would have not knocked the motorcyclist if he was not speeding. The wreckage was been towed to Lyantonde police station as investigations into the cause of the accident are ongoing.

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