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Six dead after Kenyan, Rwandan buses collide in Uganda

Scene of the collision

Scene of the collision

A head-on collision involving Rwandan and Kenyan buses has claimed the lives of six people along the Ntungamo-Kabale highway today morning. The accident occurred at Hakabira on top of  Rwahi hill in Rwahi town council in Ntumgamo district, western Uganda.

According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred at around 04:00 am when the driver of the Volcano Bus, registration number, RAD 798B destined for Kampala from Kigali-Rwanda changed lanes and crashed into the Oxgen bus, registration number KCU 054L destined for Kigali from Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

Our reporter at the scene counted six lifeless bodies. Among the dead is the driver of the Oxygen bus. The identities of the deceased passengers were not readily available. URN also saw several injured passengers being rushed to the ROTOM clinic Muhanga in Muhanga town council Kabale Regional referral and Rugarama hospitals.

By the time of publishing this story, police were also still struggling to retrieve the lifeless bodies from the wreckage of the buses as well as rushing the victims to health facilities. 

Elly Maate, Kigezi region police spokesperson confirmed the death of the six passengers. He said their preliminary investigations attribute the accident to morning fog that affected the visibility of the drivers.

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+3 #1 Umukosi 2022-12-30 19:25
Too many people are being lost on the roads of Uganda.

One solution would be to install onboard Gadgets to monitor speed, time spend by the driver on the road.

Unfortunately, the biggest problem is not technical but social. There are laws governing over speeding and reckless driving. However, those tasked with the duty of enforcing them are the ones letting the people down.

So long as corruption remains high nothing will change. Wishing those injured the best.
Happy year fellow Ugandans.
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+4 #2 Lysol 2022-12-30 23:46
Road rage plus the poor states of those narrow roads make Uganda' roads death traps. Many of those divers drive while intoxicated.
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+2 #3 sula 2022-12-31 08:36
1- Condolences BUT expected . museveni &co did not come to build this country but to liberate themselves from poverty. museveni, brother relatives and friends now boast of farms ,Malls ,businesses and huge Dollas and Shillings ACCOUNTS BUT what has the country got. ;the same roads ,poor hospitals ,dilapidated schools -etc .

With a non existent transport system expect more deaths ! increased vehicles same roads since the 80's , trains sold and vandalized, Airline sold and vandalized, Buses sold and burried - just thieves running the country,
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+2 #4 sula 2022-12-31 09:19
1- Ugandans should understand, the struggle to remove museveni &co , is not a political struggle, it is not a tribal struggle,not an economic struggle, not a religious struggle, not a personal struggle ie between Besigye,Kyagulanyi,Lukwago, etc , : It is a struggle for the survival of ALL of us as Ugandans. the more museveni stays , the more we are going to die, regardless of whom you are. - either from the gun, lack of medicine, a paver,an iron bar an accident , or even from extreme poverty.

2- The country has no direction. museveni &co should have left long time ago. Those who support him are an equal danger to all of us. !!!!
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0 #5 Akot 2023-01-01 16:40
Umukosi, agreed, but,

Only good governance can ensure people respect laws to save them!

Ugandans gave Museveni absolute power to rule as he wishes; tribally divided powerless, fake presidential, parliamentary, local elections & we see the result - he blames Ugandans for being poor!

Museveni will live +90 years of age, so Ugandans should be prepared for more insults, blames, poverty...!
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0 #6 Akot 2023-01-01 16:47
Lysol, thanks

Nothing functions in Uganda any more & this makes Museveni more powerful as Ugandans play the game so well to ensure their complete destruction finally!

Why have Ugandans given up everything & just let Museveni own their land/tax money/control every thing, while waiting for the son to replace the dad finally?
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0 #7 Akot 2023-01-01 16:55
Quoting sula:


Condolences BUT expected.

museveni & co did not come to build this country but to liberate themselves from poverty. museveni, brother relatives and friends now boast of farms, Malls, businesses and huge Dollas and Shillings ACCOUNTS BUT what has the country got; the same roads, poor hospitals, dilapidated schools...

With a non existent transport system expect more deaths! increased vehicles same roads since the 80's, trains sold and vandalized, Airline sold and vandalized, Buses sold and burried - just thieves running the country.


Thanks.

By the time Museveni dies of old age & leaves the seat to his son inthe waiting, how will Uganda & people be?

Why have Ugandans helped/helping Museveni make them migrants in the zone formed by their tribal lands?
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0 #8 Akot 2023-01-01 17:02
Quoting sula:


Ugandans should understand, the struggle to remove museveni & co, is not a political struggle, it is not a tribal struggle, not an economic struggle, not a religious struggle, not a personal struggle between Besigye, Kyagulanyi,Lukwago...:

It is a struggle for the survival of ALL of us as Ugandans.

The more museveni stays, the more we are going to die, regardless of whom you are - either from the gun, lack of medicine, a paver, an iron bar an accident, or even from extreme poverty.

The country has no direction. museveni & co should have left long time ago. Those who support him are an equal danger to all of us.


Sula, I love you, Happy New Year!

Just NO to the tribalistic system & UNITY are all Ugandans need, if they want to own their land & be FREE to govern as they wish!
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