Bloodshed! Link bus butchers 5 in Kiboga

Link Bus Accident that was involved in accident

NEWS- The Territorial Police in Kiboga have registered a tragic accident resulting in the loss of five lives on the spot. 

The accident involved a Link Bus Company’s motor vehicle registration number UBF 953W and a Bajaj Boxer motorcycle registration number UFM 237K.

According to ASP Rechael Kawala, the Wamala Regional Police spokesperson, the incident occurred on Sunday 28th May 2023 at approximately 9PM in Maggi Village, Kyekumbya Sub County, Kiboga District, along the Kampala-Hoima highway.

ASP Kawala identifies the deceased individuals as Sekanza Venati, a male adult and resident of Bukututu Village, Kyekumbya Subcounty. He was the rider of the motorcycle. Ndikumaana Jamari, a male adult and resident of Bukukutu Village, Kyembya Sub County, Wiso, a male adult and resident of Bukukutu Village, Kyembya Sub county.

Others are Denis, a male adult and resident of Bukukutu Village, Kyembya Sub County, Bosco, a male adult and resident of Bukukutu Village, Kyembya Subcounty all passengers on the Boda Boda.

According to preliminary information, the bus registration number UBF 953W, driven by Katwesige George William, was traveling from Kampala towards Hoima. Upon reaching Kasega, it collided with an unidentified Fuso Fighter truck that was moving in the opposite direction from Hoima to Kampala. 

During the course according to Kawala, a motorcycle UFM 237K, carrying approximately five people, overtook the Fuso Fighter, struck the bus on the driver’s side, causing the passengers and the rider to fall off the motorcycle and sustain fatal injuries.

The traffic officers were called and responded to the scene. Bodies of the deceased were conveyed to Kiboga Hospital mortuary, where they went for postmortem examinations.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the cause of the accident was reckless driving by the motorcycle rider.

“We urge all road users, especially drivers and motorcyclists, to strictly adhere to traffic rules and regulations. It is crucial to avoid overloading, overtaking in dangerous corners, over-speeding, and other careless driving practices. Let us prioritize safety on the roads” said Kawala in a statement.

Kawala confided to this reporter that inquiries into this incident are ongoing.