It is alleged that Kyomukama was driving with his colleague, Samuel Yeebe in a truck registration number UBG 870 C when they plunged in the swamp following the collapse of Saka Bridge.
Kaliro police have recovered the body of 40-year-
old Fred Kyomukama, a salesman from Alakar Health Drink from Saka Swamp.
It is alleged that Kyomukama was driving with his
colleague, Samuel Yeebe in a truck registration number UBG 870 C when they
plunged in the swamp following the collapse of Saka Bridge.
Yeebe managed to swim and sought help from vendors
across the bridge but his colleague didn’t make it.
He however, sustained head injuries and was
rushed to Kasodo health center III in Pallisa district for further management.
Kyomukama’s body was retrieved from the swamp
on Friday. Joseph Banfude from Alakar Health Drink says the two were marketing
the beverage in Busoga and Bukedi Sub regions.
“These two were assigned the responsibility of
marketing our brand in the sub regions of Busoga and Bukedi but we were
surprised to receive the news of this fatal accident,” he said.
Anthony Batuli, the Saka Village chairperson says there were
no warning signals that the bridge had collapsed.
“This area has been in a bad state for the past
three months but there are no warning signs to help motorists understand that
the area is dangerous for traffic,” he said.
Michael Kasadha, the Busoga North Region Police spokesperson
confirmed the incident, saying the deceased’s body was taken to Bumanya Health
center IV awaiting postmortem.