Tragic Accident Claims Lives of Pilgrims on Way to Namugongo

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Perfect Bus Accident

PRESS STATEMENT

The Police at Nsangi are investigating a fatal accident. The unfortunate and tragic incident occurred in the early hours of 1st June 2023, resulting in the loss of two precious lives. The incident took place at St. Lawrence Nakati along the Kampala- Masaka highway, involving a UAL 881Z Isuzu bus belonging to Perfect Company and two pedestrians who were identified as Nabakooza Oliva and Nambi Specioza, both from Makondo Parish in Masaka Diocese.

According to preliminary reports, the incident transpired at approximately 3:00 AM. It is alleged that the driver of the UAL 881Z Isuzu bus, while traveling from the Nsangi direction on a slope, lost control of the vehicle, veering from his lane and tragically colliding with the two pilgrims who were on their way to participate in the forthcoming Martyrs Day celebrations scheduled for 3rd June 2023 in Namugongo.

Upon receiving the distress call, the Kyengera Police Station swiftly responded to the scene of the accident, accompanied by officers from the Nsangi Police Station and the Traffic Team from Kyengera. The necessary protocols were immediately set in motion . The bodies of the deceased were respectfully taken to Mulago City Mortuary for postmortem examinations .

At present, the UAL 881Z Isuzu bus remains at the scene, awaiting assistance from a professional breakdown service to facilitate its removal , and inquiries are underway to ascertain the full details and circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.

The loss of Nabakooza Oliva and Nambi Specioza is a heartbreaking blow, particularly as they were on their way to join thousands of fellow faithful in commemorating the Martyrs Day celebrations, a significant event in the calendar of our beloved country. Their untimely demise is a profound loss not only for their families and loved ones but also for the wider community.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Traffic Department extends its deepest condolences to the bereaved families of Nabakooza Oliva and Nambi Specioza, and assures them that every effort will be made to conduct a thorough investigation into this incident. We will work tirelessly to uncover the facts, determine the cause, and ensure that justice is served.

In light of this tragedy, we urge all road users to exercise extreme caution and adhere to traffic rules and regulations to prevent such devastating incidents in the future. We also appeal to the public to support and offer solace to the affected families during this incredibly challenging time.

Efforts are also underway to have the driver who is on the run uprehended , we will provide updates as more information becomes available.

May the souls of Nabakooza Oliva and Nambi Specioza rest in eternal peace.

ASP LUKE OWOYESIGYIRE
DEPUTY PRO KMP
1.06.2023

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