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Two police detectives, suspect perish in Jinja road accident

Wreckage of what was left of the Premio vehicle

Wreckage of what was left of the Premio vehicle

Two detectives from the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) headquarters and a suspect have perished in a motor accident at Magaga trading centre along the Jinja-Iganga highway. 

The deceased have been identified as detective assistant Emmanuel Mawa, detective sergeant Dick Magala and Philip Wadambwa who they had arrested from Manafwa district this morning.

The fourth accident victim is admitted at Jinja regional referral hospital in critical condition. The trio was killed in an accident involving Toyota Premio registration number, UBF 837K, a police pickup registration number UP 7483, Scania truck registration number UBB 438L/UBE 362Q and Kenyan registered trailer number KCQ 638C/ZC 738.  

It is alleged that the accident occurred when the Premio which was being escorted by a police patrol truck attempted to overtake the Scania truck and crashed head-on with the Kenyan truck destined for Kampala.  

The accident occurred about 100 meters away from Magamaga police post. An officer at the police post told URN on condition of anonymity claims that the vehicles were speeding when the accident occurred.  

“Ever since the lockdown began, there has been a reduction in the number of trailers transiting goods at night. Traffic personnel are rarely deployed to enforce traffic guidelines. At around 5:30 am I noticed a police pickup and a Premio racing at a terrific speed and minutes later, we received information about the accident,” he said.     

Bashir Siriba, the Mayuge district police commander, says the deceased’s bodies are lying at Jinja hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.



-2 #1 Wainaichi 2020-07-02 22:41
Why?Why?Why??Ugandans do not be smart assess and do not play with lives!!!

Police please monitor drivers and remove them from roads and save lives.
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0 #2 kabayekka 2020-07-02 23:16
Such are the military drivers who mistakingly think that they own the right of way on many public roads in this country!
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0 #3 WADADA rogers 2020-07-03 09:12
Two police officers dead in an accident, we are three problems less, lets keep praying, they will die one by one until we regain our freedom
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+2 #4 P. Goldberg 2020-07-03 13:07
Let them finish themselves. People in position in Uganda think they own everything even the roads.

They do not obey traffic laws. I sure the big boys thought cars are toys. It catches up one by one.
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0 #5 Akot 2020-07-05 18:56
P. Goldberg, agreed, but,

As long as Ugandans go along, the People in position will do as they wish, so will Museveni.

Power for change belongs to "the people in UNITY' &
Ugandans MUST bring down the tribalistic system, UNITE to block & force Museveni out!

Then Ugandans will have to;

- Reform the Republic, or

- Independent Tribal States right away.

Are Ugandans waiting for Museveni to die, then take to arms to ensure tribal superiority?

Museveni controls every institution/tax money in a country he has no tribal land in, those in posts serve him, while those who have nothing complain/blame/wait & wait for WHAT?!

If Museveni dies in post like Nkurunziza, Ugandans will be face to face with one another, enemies of themselves, without National Leadership!

Then, will tribal leaders become real ones & manage affairs, serve their people?
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