The victim’s brother says that they receive daily threats from unknown people who on several occasions attack them while at hospital, instructing them to settle the matters outside courts of law or risk losing their relative
Nelson Shekanabo, one of the victims says that they identified their attackers through a suspects’ parade at Jinja central police station but they are surprised that they have spent more than two weeks in police cells without appearing in court.
"We were tasked to ferry jerrycans of acid from the parking yard to the distillery plant on Tuesday. However, two of them burst and the acid spilled on us,” he said. Adding that, “The boss looked on and didn't bother giving us any first aid.”
According to the traffic and road safety regulations, a driver of a vehicle is required to exercise extra care in approaching and traversing rail crossings and apply reasonable speed to enable him or her to stop if circumstances so require.
The accident occurred at Kyabbogo Village, in Kingo Sub-County when a speeding registration number UAU 523M heading to Kampala from Mbarara rammed into a Toyota Noah registration number UAN 429H whose driver had made an abrupt U-turn.
The accident, which occurred in Bukonte trading center along the Iganga-Tirinyi-Mbale highway on Sunday evening claimed the lives of ten people aboard the taxi. Nine people were killed on spot while another victim breathed his last this morning at Iganga General Hospi
Initial reports indicate that the driver of a commuter taxi registration number, UAZ 639S lost control of the vehicle which was reportedly over speeding and swerved off the road after hitting a raised hump. The vehicle overturned in Lwanda village.
The Kiira Region Police Spokesperson, Diana Nandawula says investigations are ongoing. “The victim has been examined and when our file is complete, we shall forward it to the Resident State Attorney for legal advice on the preferable charges against the suspect,” she said.
The deceased include; 45-year-old Taibu Isabirye, his wife Sylvia Namukasa aged 40 years and 13-year-old Erinah Nabirye, all residents of Kinawanpere village in Bulopa sub-county, Kamuli district. They were knocked dead by a Toyota Noor series registration number, UAP 239V whose driver is on the run.