Nelson Owili, a passenger who was traveling to Lamwo and was affected by the unfortunate event said they left Kampala at midday, and on reaching Kiryandongo at 5:00 pm, the bus was impounded and they were told it was in connection to failure to compensate an accident victim forcing them to board other means.
Over 40 passengers were on Friday evening left stranded after police in Kiryandongo Township impounded Homeland
Bus they were traveling in for failure to compensate an accident victim.
Eyewitness said the Lamwo bound
bus registration number UAW 994Q blue in colour was intercepted at the check
point and directed to park at the Kiryandongo Central Police Station following
a directive from Masindi Chief Magistrate Court.
The bus recently knocked a female
pedestrian consequently leading to her being amputated, and management of
Homeland Bus Company had agreed to compensate the victim in an out-of-court settlement
but to no avail.
URN could not easily access details of the accident victim by press time.
Vincent Mwesigye, the Albertine Regional Police
Commander, ating on the directive of the Masindi Chief Magistrate’s
court, wrote a letter directing Kiryandongo District Police Commander, Charles
Okello in the presence of Court bailiffs to effect the court court order.
Nelson Owili, a passenger who was traveling to Lamwo and was affected by the unfortunate event said they left Kampala at midday, and on
reaching Kiryandongo at 5:00 pm, the bus was impounded and they were told it was in
connection to failure to compensate an accident victim forcing them to board
Cue out… people were
A staff at the Homeland Booking
Office in Gulu who preferred not to be mentioned said they had already
dispatched another bus to help evacuate the stranded passengers to their final destinations.
When contacted, for details,
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Regional Police Spokesperson told URN that he
could not comment on matters already decided by court.
it a court matter….”
Cue out… now to
The-ill-fated bus carrying each passenger
at fares between 30,000 and 60,000 shillings was destined to Paludaa Refugee
Settlement Camp in Palablek Ogili Sub-County in Lamwo District via Gulu
City-Pader and Kitgum Municipality.