Mukono-Kayunga road accident claims UPDF soldier, two injured

Mukono, (UG):– The Territorial Police in Mukono District are actively investigating a tragic accident in which a 30-year-old UPDF soldier died after the motorcycle he and two other people were riding on collided with a vehicle at Mpoma Satellite station along Mukono-Kayunga road.

Mr Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson identified the soldier as LCpl Kundo Obedi, a student at Uganda Military Engineering College (UMEC), Lugazi town, Buikwe District.

Onyango explained that the soldier, No RA 229084 was riding a motorcycle with two passengers when he collided with a Toyota Gaia motor vehicle being driven by an Egyptian national, Abdel Muhassen Kamal at the accident scene in Mpoma.

“The soldier died on the spot whereas the two passengers on the motorcycle sustained serious injuries,” SP Onyango said, adding that the the collision happened as the soldier attempted to overtake two other vehicles.

According to Mr Onyango, the yet-to-be-identified victims were rushed to Kawolo and Naggalama hospitals for treatment and the body of the soldier was conveyed to Bombo military hospital while the vehicles were towed to Mukono police yard.

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The traffic accident report as of July 2023, indicates that 432 crashes were registered, of which, 97 cases were fatal, 202 serious cases and 133 minor.

Of these, the fatalities included 42 people on motorcycles (13 passengers and 29 riders) as well as 40 pedestrians.

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The development comes at a time when Police is this week on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, expected to release the Annual Crime Report for the year 2023 which will among others highlight the figures and statistics from road carnage for the past year.

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