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.
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.
Led by their zonal chairperson, Jimmy Okalo, the recovered patients said that although the first negative results were availed to them five days after the tests were conducted, the confirmatory test results were announced to them after a week.
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 victim says that he came to Uganda as a refugee from South Sudan in October but on reaching Moyo district, he was informed that his mother had re-married in Jinja town. While in Jinja he was approached by Kaduyu, who promised to offer him a job as he searches for his mother.