Motor Accidents Claim Three Lives in Eastern Uganda

13 May 2010 10:25
A 12-year-old boy was yesterday knocked dead in a hit-and-run accident in Kamuli district. The accident took place just minutes before a speeding car belonging to Warid Telecom Company knocked and killed two people in the neighboring district of Iganga.

Grace Kasolo, the victim of the Kamuli accident, was a P3 pupil of Buzaaya Primary School. He had traveled to Busuuyi Village from his home in Kisozi sub-county to spend the holiday with his aunt and uncle.

Kasolo's mother, Rachel Timujibwa, says she and her relatives were at home at about 8:00 p.m. when they heard a loud bang in the vicinity. She speaks of her shock and horror when someone knocked on the door to inform her that her son was the reason for the bang.

Grace Kasolo was killed on the spot. The Kamuli traffic officer, Warren Mande, says the driver of the vehicle sped away and could not be caught.

In Iganga district, two families are mourning the loss of their loved ones in an accident at Nabirye village on the Iganga-Tirinyi Road.

Two people, a bodaboda cyclist and his passenger Nnalongo Kakaire, were traveling on a motorcycle when they were involved in an accident with a Warid Telecom car heading to Mbale.

Nnalongo Kakaire, wife to the Iganga District Commercial Officer Stephen Kakaire, died on the spot. The bodaboda cyclist, whose name could not be readily verified, died on arrival at Iganga Hospital.

Gaudencio Okumu, the Iganga District Police Commander, says the driver of the car was arrested and will be charged in court soon.