Rwandan National dies aboard Kisoro-bound Horizon Bus

Police picks the body of deceased Rwandan national from the bus on January 29, 2024 (Photo/Courtesy)

Kabale, (UG): Passengers aboard a Horizon bus from Kampala to Kisoro were gripped in shock after a Rwandan national died in transit en route to Kisoro District on Monday morning.

James Tuyizere, 21, who was found with a Rwandan national identity card number 12003 8 0266563036 was discovered dead by passengers on the Horizon Bus UAM 218H as they approached Kabale town at around 11 am.

Eyewitnesses told this website that the deceased started vomiting as they approached Ntungamo town before he became unconscious and was taken to the back seat from the middle seat he had occupied.

“I shared the same seat with this man before he was taken to the back seat after becoming unconscious. He started vomiting although he looked sickly when he entered the bus in Kampala city before we started the journey to Kisoro,“ said Hamis Magomu a passenger who was seated next to Tuyizere.

According to Magomu, they realised that Tuyizere was dead shortly after passing Ntungamo, prompting the driver to report the matter to Kabale Central Police Station.

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“If the staff of the bus had opted to get first aid, maybe they could have saved his life,” Magomu stated.

Later, after the body was recovered, and taken to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital mortuary for postmortem pending repatriation to the home country while the bus was cleared to proceed with its journey.

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The officer in charge of criminal investigations at Kabale police station Mr Hakim Mukama said a case of sudden death has been recorded at Kabale Police Station under SD 16/29/01/2024.

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