Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have refuted reports that indicate several people were been killed as NUP candidate Robert Kyagulanyi’s convoy entered Mukono region on Monday.
Separately, Uganda Police in Nagalama are investigating a serious accident that happened today at Mayangayanga along Nagoje road.
A somber mood has meanwhile engulfed National Unity Platform community in Mukono after new spread of reported deaths, which were followed by another six of their colleagues getting involved in another accident.
Six of the supporters who were traveling in a super custom vehicle have been rushed Kawolo hospital in Lugazi municipality under critical condition.
The van crashed in the middle of a sugar cane plantation at Nagojje where police diverted Robert Kyagulanyi’s convoy from accessing the major trading centers of Mayangayanga, Nanataba and Kayanja.
According to Benad Ssempaka four of the injured NUP Supporters are currently in intensive care unit. He notes that they are currently attended to by health workers though they are still in comma.
One of the survivors Margret Ssimbwa the wife of the Nakifuma County NUP flag bearer Fred Ssimbwa, says the driver has lost control after police firing tear gas to stop them from following Kyagulanyi.
“The road is too slippery, it needed driving with a lot of care but after police firing teargas, the driver lost control making the vehicle overturn.”
The other accident police is investigating at Nagalama happened this morning and involved one Police motor vehicle land cruiser and two motorcycles registration number UDR 448C Bajaj red in colour and another unidentified.
According to Police’s Patrick Onyango, the two motor cycle riders were ridding carelessly while carrying two passengers and yet the road was slippery rendering them vulnerable to accident. The Police car was following them from behind and one of the motor cycle slide and fell under the Police car.
Police later issued a statement below.
In the operation, no life was lost as a result of live bullets, rubber bullets or teargas.
One person, Jonathan Ssempala, died at Kawolo Hospital as a result of a road accident at Mayangayanga along Nagoje Road.
The other incident we had in the area was of a car that overturned and injured five people. Four were transferred to Mulago Referral Hospital for treatment while one,
Vincent Ssempijja, 18, is still admitted at Kawolo Hospital.
The transfer people are Moses Ssentongo, 24, Steven Ssebuliba, 30, Robert Kigozi, 22, and Medi Ssebadeki. All are residents of Nakifuma, Mukono District.