Jude Wandera, the Elgon/Bukedi UPDF spokesperson said the veterans were travelling from Mbale to Singo Army training school. They were among the 1000 retired soldiers who were recalled recently by the UPDF for deployment in Somalia for the peacekeeping mission.
People’s Defense Forces-veterans are nursing injuries they sustained in a road
accident at Nabiswa village in Kibuku district this morning.
the accident occurred after a Prado TX Registration number UBC 391B rammed into
a UPDF truck registration number H4DF2318, which was transporting an unspecified number of veterans.
the accident on the driver of the Prado, who was allegedly speaking on
the phone while driving. Jude Wandera, the Elgon/Bukedi UPDF spokesperson, says
the veterans were travelling from Mbale to Singo Army training school.
among the 1000 retired soldiers who were recalled for deployment on a peace
keeping mission in Somalia. He when the Prado rammed into the UPDF truck, the
driver lost control forcing the truck to overturn injuring over 20 veterans.
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The driver of the Prado is still on the run. The injured veterans were
evacuated to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for treatment.