Driver arrested for knocking two children dead in Kabale

Kabala, (UG): Police in Kabale District, South Western Uganda have arrested one Moses Aliganyira, the driver of a speeding car that knocked two children dead in a fatal accident at Kabalisa cell, Katuna Town Council along Kabale-Katuna road on Sunday evening.

Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, Mr Elly Maate identified the deceased as Winner Ainembabazi, 8 and Brilliant Tashobya, 13 both children of Edmond Tukasingura.

According to Mr Maate, “It’s alleged that a Toyota Premio car being driven by Moses Aliganyira, from Kabale town heading to Katuna boarder, knocked dead the two pedestrians as they tried to cross the road and after, the incident the driver drove off and handed himself to Katuna Police Station.”

“The cause of the accident was careless driving,” he said in a police statement, adding that the scene was visited and a sketch plan was drawn to help in ongoing investigations.

He said the bodies were taken to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital Mortuary for postmortem and the driver was detained over reckless driving.

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Meanwhile, another separate accident in Kabalae along the same road has left six people nursing serious injuries after the driver of the vehicle they were travelling in lost control, went off the road and knocked a nearby fence.

The Sunday evening accident was registered at Kazigizigi Trading Center along the Kabale-Katuna road with the victims identified as Juliet Tuhirwe, 49, Justine Baryajunaki, 62, Natukunda Diana, 38, Irene Muhanuka, 60, Jackline Bafaki, 57, and Amanya Gilian 7.

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Mr Maate confirmed the crash and said the casualties were all rushed to the nearby health facility for treatment.

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