The deceased include Joel Kalulu, 14, Bushra Lyaga,13, Musa Bakumbaine,16, Joel Emunet,22, Simon Wandera,25, Brian Okumu,18, Kiiza Ouma,15, Bridget Nasanga,20 and Stella Agasa, 10. The accident left nine other people injured.
At the event, several residents pinned Taitika for involvement in land grabbing and selling of road reserves, public toilets and markets. Eng. Taitika has previously been accused of fraudulently selling off Nile Market to six different people and changing its ownership title from Nile Market Traders Association to Nile-Njeru Lockup Owners.
Fred Bamwine, the Buikwe Resident District Commissioner, said he is aware of the problem and has directed the owners of the factory to stop dumping waste in the area or risk having their company closed.
Shaban Kalulu, an attendant of the public toilet, says at least 100 people use the toilet on average each day. He however, says the facility is littered since its lacks proper drainage, adding that it floods whenever it rains.
Eyewitnesses say the Fuso truck that was loaded with beans and sacks destined for Jinja town lost control while sloping from Mbikko and rammed into the trailer and a town service vehicle. The driver of the Fuso and two other people on board died instantly.
Azizi Junju, one of the losers of the NRM primaries told URN he decided to go independent because the party polls were not free and fair especially in Nyenga division where his opponent, Yasin Kyazze scored highly.