The Police in Kampala have launched a hunt for a driver who knocked a Uganda People’s Defence Force –UPDF Lieutenant Colonel identified as Abdul Kawawa, on
Lt Col Kawawa, according to Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson,
Luke Owoyesigyire, was knocked dead while walking on the roadside at Namugoona,
Rubaga Division, in Kampala.
Owoyesigyire said Kawawa was knocked by an unidentified driver who hit the UPDF officer at around 8 p.m. and
abandoned the vehicle at the accident scene. He died on the spot.
Traffic flow at along the Kampala –Hoima road was
paralysed for over an hour, as police tried to record statements from eyewitnesses. There were also reports that Kawawa had been shot dead by unknown
people but police have refuted the claims.
//cue in “Olunaku olwajo…
Cue out…tononyereza ku accident”//
In July, a UPDF Air force soldier was knocked dead in Soroti District while
crossing the road. The soldier was identified as, Brian Tukahirwa, who was
allegedly knocked dead by a speeding Toyota Kruger number UAY 582V.
A senior police officer at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP
was knocked dead by a speeding vehicle near his work station. ASP Francis Kato
was the Officer in Charge – OC of Kyebando Police Post.
ASP Kato’s death came five months after then Mukono Division Commander of the
defunct Flying Squad Unit, Rwego Muhoozi, died in an accident on