Acacia Avenue accident claims 2 lives


KAMPALA- The Police at Kira road are investigating a fatal accident that occurred earlier today at Kayunga Road Junction along Acacia Avenue. The incident involved multiple vehicles and resulted in the loss of innocent lives.

ASP Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, at approximately 1:26am, a black Mercedes-Benz with registration number UBL 189R, driven by Kimera Faziru of Buwate was traveling at high speed from the Acacia side.

Unfortunately, Mr. Faziru lost control of the vehicle upon reaching the Kayunga junction and the vehicle collided with the road barriers, striking three street children who had sought shelter there.

The Mercedes-Benz, according to Owoyesigire, then continued its trajectory and collided with a white Toyota Mark X, registration number UBF 788K, which was approaching from the Mulago side.

Immediate action was taken in response to the incident and the injured victims were immediately rushed to Mulago Hospital, where unfortunately, two of the pedestrians succumbed to their injuries.

The KMP Police mouthpiece adds that both vehicles involved in the accident have been impounded at Kira Road Police Station pending further inspection by the Inspectorate of Vehicles.

Furthermore, all drivers involved in the accident were promptly transported to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families and friends who have lost their loved ones in this tragic incident. The Uganda Police Force is committed to conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding this accident” said Owoyesigire.

He added that “We urge all road users to exercise caution and adhere to speed limits and traffic regulations. Safety on our roads is of paramount importance, and we must all play our part in ensuring a secure environment for everyone”.