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MP Kakooza vehicle knocks dead pastor in Kiruhura

An image circulating on social media showing an injured MP Kakooza being driven to hospital in a patrol vehicle

An image circulating on social media showing an injured MP Kakooza being driven to hospital in a patrol vehicle

One person was knocked dead in Kiruhura by a vehicle belonging to Kabula county member of parliament and former state minister for Health, James Kakooza. Pastor Enos Kishokye a resident of Nyakahita in Nyakasharara sub-county was knocked dead at around 10am while crossing the road to his church for the Sunday prayers at Rwebitete village along the Masaka-Mbarara highway. 

The accident occurred when the MP's vehicle, an Audi registration number, UBB 826A rammed into a motorcycle that was carrying a passenger. 

Two people identified as David Byamugisha and John Ngumikiriza, both residents of Lwebiteete village survived with serious injuries and are admitted at Lyantonde hospital.

Eye witnesses say the legislators' car was speeding when the accident occurred. John Mwanje, one of the eye witnesses.

"The MP was rescued with serious injuries on his head. His arm was also broken. Good enough police responded in time," said Mwanje. 
 
Latif Zaake, the Southern region police commander confirmed the accident, saying that police rushed Kakooza and his driver to Mbarara hospital. He attributed the accident to speeding by the legislator's driver, saying that he would have not knocked the motorcyclist if he was not speeding. The wreckage was been towed to Lyantonde police station as investigations into the cause of the accident are ongoing.

Comments

+5 #1 Kelly 2018-12-03 10:16
Very unfortunate indeed. May the soul of the deceased RIP and may the injured recover quickly.

Allow me highlight this. Endless times when Besigye or Hon. Betty Nambooze, Hon. Ssemujju Nganda etc drive towards "prohibited" areas, the police arrests these people and not their drivers under "preventive arrests" something.

We are waiting to see whether Hon. James Kakooza will be arraigned in courts on one count of causing death and Two of grievous bodily harm.
We are watching the space!!!
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+6 #2 Gilbert 2018-12-03 11:22
So an injured former state minister for health is carried at the back of a police pick up track!!!!!.......Politicians should know that a broken down health system is a death trap for everyone including themselves.
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+3 #3 Ensi eno!! 2018-12-03 12:17
Wonders will cease to happen in this banana republic, NRMO Praise singer Kakooza to be transported on a Police pick up to hospital????
Atanafa teyevuma ggwanga the Baganda say!

May the Almighty Lord cure the injured ones and rest the Pastor's soul in eternal peace.
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+1 #4 Kelly 2018-12-03 14:46
Hey Gilbert,
Have you forgotten a one Mr. Agaba (May his soul RIP), the former mercurial and flamboyant director physical planning, KCCA who killed (though it is the body guard Komakech who pulled the trigger) people in Luzira, how he met his creator on Isingiro road?

He was driving an SUV (a Toyota Fortuner) when he overturned several times. In an effort to save him, rescuers loaded him onto a tipper lorry carrying sand and taken to a health centre II without a medical assistant and later to Mbarara Regional Hospital before his demise.
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+1 #5 Lakwena 2018-12-03 18:04
In other word, it only happens in Uganda, where every accident victims are picked like dead antelope and shoved under the filthy seats of the Police Patrol pickup trucks.

"Worry and hurry" and you will crush and/or kill somebody!

Self-importance and being in a hurry has become a mental problem for our so call VIP and their drivers.

And it is as if the rest of Ugandans who pick their bills are not very important people (VIP)

Because of that: they think nobody should cross their path or surrender rights of way. And wow, wow wow; we are forced off the road and left in the dust.

What a country to live and die in!
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+1 #6 Jama 2018-12-03 18:19
An injured MP. and former health minister by transported on a policed patrol veichle
like a bandit.

we hope the man will face justice.RIP pastor and a quick recovery to the injured.
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+1 #7 rubangakene 2018-12-03 22:37
I don't get this; how can the Member of Parliament who is a law maker being driven recklessly allows his driver to break the law, what does that say about the quality of our MPs, eh?

was he sleeping or is he just 'dumb'? Why does he think the laws of speeding does not apply to his car? Manslaughter!
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0 #8 Mandela 2018-12-04 16:33
We all at the end of the day suffer when government systems do not work or are not in order.

It is high time the people in leadership stop thinking about themselves and their families and started thinking about the country at large and what is at stake.

What is the cost of an ambulance?, We can afford to buy an ambulance per 50km of our highways, it is not a lot of money. I see a lot of cars on the road. Uganda is rich, save for the silly greed and thefty.
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