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Accident claims one at Mulago

By Violet Nabatanzi

Added 9th January 2018 09:06 AM

Faridah Namusisi, a mobile money operator at Mulago, Kampala Monday was hit by a commuter taxi, which lost control and veered off the road.

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Faridah Namusisi, a mobile money operator at Mulago, Kampala Monday was hit by a commuter taxi, which lost control and veered off the road.

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PIC: Faridah Namusisi, a mobile money operator at Mulago, survived the accident.She is nursing wounds at Mulago Hospital.(Violet Nabatanzi)

KAMPALA - Mulago National Referral Hospital continues to register more road accidents which hyped during the festive season.

During last year’s Christmas and New Year festive period, over 100 accident cases were registered at the emergency and accident ward of the country’s biggest health facility.

Faridah Namusisi, a mobile money operator at Mulago, Kampala Monday was hit by a commuter taxi, which lost control and veered off the road.

Her colleague died at the hospital.

On her sickbed in the causality ward, Namusisi said she was still in shock.
 
“At the time of the incident, I was giving instructions to the deceased on how to use the money I had given her to operate a mobile money business at the nursing school.”

“I lost consciousness. I found myself on a hospital bed,’ Namusisi said.

The officer in charge of Mulago Police Station, Joshua Kananura, identified the deceased as Ruth Nakanjako, 25.

Kananura said taxi registration No UAT462W was coming from Kyebando when it lost control and knocked the victims.

He said it also hit two other cars that were parked on the roadside and the the driver is on the run.

 Moses Tumwebaze nursing his son at Mulago Hospital (Violet Nabatanzi)


Meanwhile, a one-year-and-eight-months-old baby boy is nursing injuries at Mulago Hospital after he was knocked by a truck at his home in Kitoke-Bakka in Wakiso district.

The incident took place Saturday at about 8.00am.

Moses Tumwebaze, the victim’s father said on the fateful day, his son left their home and went to play under the neighbour’s car, which was packed in the compound.

When the driver of the truck had finished offloading Jerrycanes of water, he entered into the car and drove off, not knowing that the boy was under the vehicle until when someone screamed out loud.

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