National
Family sues govt over death caused by presidential convoy
Publish Date: Jul 01, 2014
Family sues govt over death caused by presidential convoy
The presidents car arriving at Serena Hotel for the State of the Nation address. The family claim the escort cars led to the death of Mwebaze
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Alice Namutebi

Government has been dragged to the High Court for the unlawful death of a one Barnet Mwebaze who was hit by the presidential convoy along Masaka Road.

The parents of the deceased, Charles and Mary Berwanaho, together with their daughter Rinah Kabarungi accuse the presidential convoy drivers of failing to sound the warning from a considerable distance for other road users to give way.

They are seeking compensation of over sh121m and 32,000 pounds as general damages for loss of dependency and expectations.

The family claims that on July 21 last year, whn the deceased was driving a motor vehicle license number UAL 858B to attend Mbarara high school centenary celebrations where President Museveni was chief guest, he had his way blocked by the convoy lead car, causing him to swerve off the road.

They argue that he lost control leading the car to roll over several times, killing him in the process.

The family further contends that the drivers of the presidential convoy negligently refused to have the deceased attended to in the presidential ambulance which had all life saving facilities and paramedics.

Berwanaho was put on a Police Pickup two hours after the crash to be taken to Mayanja Memorila hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The deputy registrar of the High Court, Eleanor Khaninza, has given the attorney general 15 days to file a defence before the hearing date is set.
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Museveni warns on creation of municipalities
President Museveni warns local leaders against expanding boundaries of small towns, with the aim of lobbying the Government for them to become municipalities....
Gayaza High School to become a center of agri-tourism
In a bid to provide a holistic education and produce job creators instead of job seekers, Gayaza High School has taken a path to become a center for agri-tourism....
Musisi causes excitement at street market
KCCA''s Jennifer Musisi causes excitement at the Sunday Luwum open street market....
Committee to reconcile Oyo, Kijanangoma begins work
The committee set up to resolve the leadership impasse between Omukama Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV and Prince David Kijanangoma has started work....
Byandala, UNRA officials get a sh10m bail
Abraham Byandala, the minister without portfolio, who is facing charges of abuse of office in relation to the sh24.7b Katosi road fund, has been granted a sh10m cash bail....
Train farmers in climate-smart agriculture – minister
Agriculture minister Tress Bucyanayandi has called for more innovations in the agriculture sector to help farmers cope with the changing climate....
Should faith based organisations be registered as Non-government organisations?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter