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Police launch hunt for city hit-and-run driver

By John Masaba

Added 23rd August 2019 03:33 PM

Police have identified the victims as Abubaker Mugisha, a member of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi’s Kamwokya based Fire Base Crew and his passenger, Emmanuel Tumwesigye, 35. The accident happened on Tuesday at 11:30 pm.

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Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesperson, Patrick Onyango. Photo/File

Police have identified the victims as Abubaker Mugisha, a member of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi’s Kamwokya based Fire Base Crew and his passenger, Emmanuel Tumwesigye, 35. The accident happened on Tuesday at 11:30 pm.

ACCIDENT     POLICE

Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) is hunting for an unknown driver who hit and seriously injured a motorcycle rider and his passenger along Kamwokya-Ntinda road.


Police have identified the victims as Abubaker Mugisha, a member of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi’s Kamwokya based Fire Base Crew and his passenger, Emmanuel Tumwesigye, 35. The accident happened on Tuesday at 11:30 pm. 

According to eyewitnesses, the victims were riding on motorcycle registration UEJ 213N before being rammed from the back by a double cabin vehicle. Eye witnessed, who included bodaboda riders pursued the vehicle and were able to identify the vehicle as UBF 846C.

A male Good Samaritan driving vehicle registration number UAQ 900G reportedly took the victims to Mulago National Referral Hospital for medical care.

According to Kira Road Police Traffic department, a file of Serious Hit and Run accident involving the motorcycle and the double cabin car has been opened by the police.

“They (Kira Road Police Traffic department) have already recorded statements from eyewitnesses and visited the scene of the accident. They have already filed Police Form 28 to be submitted to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to have the details and particulars of the owners of the said vehicle,” said Patrick Onyango, the spokesperson (KMP).

“In the meantime, the owner of the said motor vehicle can also go to Kira Road Police Station and report to Officer in Charge (OC) Traffic Kira Road or if you (the public) have any information in regard to that vehicle call telephone 0714667788.”  

According to Police, a driver who causes an accident commits an offence and can be imprisoned for two years or fined between Sh1.5 m and Sh4m as per Section 108 of the Traffic Control and Road Safety Act.

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