A two-year-old girl, who was stranded at Kisubi Hospital after her mother died in an accident on January 7, has been reunited with her father. The Police rescued Allen Nantongo from the accident scene at Kisubi on Kampala-Entebbe road. She suffered a broken leg.
After a frantic search by the Police, her father, Rogers Lukwago, a carpenter at Kalittunsi in Katwe, a Kampala suburb, was located.
The Police traced the girlâ€™s father using her photo and the dress she was wearing on the day of the accident.
When the search team arrived at Kalittunsi, the boda boda operators in the area immediately identified the girl because she had frequently been visiting her father with her mother, Dora Nakityo.
They also informed the Police that they had last seen Nakityo and Nantongo on the day of the accident.
Witnesses at Kisubi said the woman disembarked from a taxi asking for directions to Kigo. She said she was going to see her brother-in-law because her husband had failed to provide for the family.
The boda boda cyclists said as the woman crossed the road to board a taxi back to Kampala, she was hit by a speeding vehicle.
Lukwago said: â€œWe were supposed to attend a burial together in Kyaggwe (Mukono district). But because I needed to keep my motorcycle in a safe place, I left her at the taxi park and took it to Kibiri on Busabala road.â€
He added that when he returned to the park, Nakityo was gone. Lukwago said he had proceeded to Kyaggwe for the burial.
Lukwago explained that when Nakityo was pregnant with Nantongo, she disappeared from home for one week after a family row.
He added that they had lived together for five years in Wakiso district. Nakityo was seven months pregnant at the time of the accident.
Lukwago said he did not have any relative in Kigo or on Entebbe road.
Nakityo was buried last week at Bukasa after he Police failed to locate her relatives.
Injured toddler reunited with father