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One killed in ‘hit and run’ Kabale accident

Maate attributed the cause of the accident to reckless riding by the deceased who allegedly failed to first recognize the trailer coming from Katuna before he could join the main road.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson, ASP Elly Maate confirmed the report (Photo/File)

KABALE, UGANDA: Police in Kabale are investigating circumstances under which one Dan Asiimwe was today afternoon killed in a motor accident along Kabale-Katuna road at Mwanjari business centre.

According to the Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson, ASP Elly Maate, the deceased who was riding a motorcycle registration number UEL 603Q while coming from Kabale University hit the guards of the trailer registration number RAE 062V/RL 4287 that was being driven by Francois Nshimiyimana, a resident of Vyumba, Gicumbi district in Rwanda and his head was crushed before he died instantly.

Maate attributed the cause of the accident to reckless riding by the deceased who allegedly failed to first recognize the trailer coming from Katuna before he could join the main road.

The trailer vehicle and motorcycle were by press time impounded and parked at Kabale police station as investigations into the matter continue.

Meanwhile, Police in Rukungiri District are investigating circumstances under which a 22-year-old Phillip Nuwahereza was allegedly assaulted to death.

According to the deceased’s father Milton Ahimbisibwe, a resident of Rwonyo Village, Rwanyondo Parish in Nyakishenyi Sub County, his son yesterday left home at around 5:00 am to do his casual jobs as usual but never returned home. He said that he later received the information through a telephone call that his son had been murdered at Nyakishoroza trading centre before he informed the police to swing in action.

Mr Maate confirmed the incident saying that police are now hunting for whoever participated in the murder of Nuwahereza and the body of the deceased’s body was taken to Rwakabengo health centre III for Postmortem before it was handed over to his relatives.

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