serious accident has turned fatal claiming the lives of two male juveniles in Rakai
incident occurred today at around 3:15pm near Lugenda village along Kibaale-Rakai
deceased identified as Christopher Ssentumbwe, 16, a resident of Gayaza village
in Kasaali town council and Ignatius Kangave Mutaawe, 12, of Buterere village
in Rakai town council.
to Paul Ssentongo, one of the eyewitnesses, Ssentumbwe and Mutaawe were
traveling on a motorcycle when a speeding car knocked them.
adds that the car sped off to an unknown direction leaving the victims severely
wounded and in critical condition.
Yasin Kiyemba, the Rakai Medical Superintendent, said they gave first aid to the victims and referred them to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. Unfortunately,
Ssentumbwe died shortly before leaving Rakai and Mutaawe passed on after reaching
//Cue in: Those people......................
//Cue out..........sixteen years."//
father Fulugensio Ssentumbwe said he was at home when the sad news reached him.
Nuwamanya, the District Police Commander, explains that they were rushed to
Rakai Hospital for urgent attention. He
adds that they have identified the Toyota Fielder Registration Number UBE 357U which
was involved in the accident.
says that the driver is still on the run as the police pursue him. He explains
that by the time AIP Vicent Kyasiimire and a Police Constable-Dismas Mugarura
arrived at the scene, the victims’ motorcycle had been removed by unknown
he attributes the accident to over speeding and reckless driving adding that
investigations are continuing. The two bodies have been handed over to their families for burial.