today's Pick
Two dead in accident involving King Oyo's convoy
Publish Date: Jul 20, 2014
Two dead in accident involving King Oyo's convoy
The driver of the pickup truck lost control when trying to avoid a bodaboda cyclist at Katabalanga village near Mubende NTC who was lying injured in the road. Photo by Luke Kagiri
  • mail
  • img

By Andrew Ssenyonga and Luke Kagiri 

TWO Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers guarding Toro King Oyo Nyimba on Sunday died instantly along Mityana Mubende Road when the King’s convoy was involved in an accident.

Police identified the deceased as Cherop K Alex and Herbert Mulindwa.

According to police, the deceased were in the convoy’s lead car that lost control after it was trying to avoid contact with a Boda Boda cyclist who was lying injured on the road.

Some of the injured soldiers who were part of the King's security detail recieve treatment at Mubende Hospital. Photos by Luke Kagiri 

Mubende district Police chief Enock Abaine said, “A speeding lorry from Kampala had earlier knocked down the cyclist before the King’s convoy arrived.

The driver was trying to avoid the cyclist at Katabalanga village near Mubende NTC who was lying injured in the road causing the convoy’s lead car to veer off the road, ramming into a nearby tree.”

He noted the lead car, a double cabin red in colour with personalized number plates had eight people on board with the six survivors sustaining injuries.

The lead car lost contol when it tried to avoid ramming into a bodaboda rider who was lying injured in the road. Photo by Luke Kagiri

“Two among the injured were in critical condition and were rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital while the four were taken to Mubende Hospital for treatment,” Abaine added.

Among the victims still at Mubende Hospital include two UPDF officers, Samson Sonny Otemo and Francis Balinde as well as Innoncent Nteziyaremye a civilian.

The police chief noted that the King was safe adding that he didn’t sustain any injuries from the incident.

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

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Church finds condom use against AIDS
Pope Francis admitted Monday the question as to whether the Church should allow the use of condoms in the fight against AIDS was a "complicated" one, but he said the world had bigger problems....
ONE member of staff died and 37 people were injured after a security drill at a Nairobi university was mistaken for a real attack, sparking scenes of panic...
An attack by Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has left at least 24 people dead, including a United Nations peacekeeper, the UN said Monday...
HIV drug stocks not reaching African patients: report
Efforts to get lifesaving antiretrovial drugs to HIV-positive patients in many sub-Saharan African countries are routinely failing at "the last mile", an international medical group said Monday....
Cecafa: Uganda through to semifinals
Farouk Miya strikes once again to help Uganda beat Malawi and qualify for the semifinals....
Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Vincent Kirabo as the new Bishop of Hoima Diocese....
Do you think Uganda is winning the fight against AIDS?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter