Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Circumstances surrounding the death of Musician Michael Alinda also known as Ziggy Wine have taken a new twist, after a group of people claimed that he was injured in an accident, along the Kampala-Northern bypass, on July 21.
The four who have recorded statements with the police allegedly include persons who participated in Alinda’s rescue, treatment and recovery of items from the accident scene.
They include Loy Atworo, a nursery school teacher who was allegedly knocked by Alinda’s speeding motorcycle before it crashed. Atworo says she lost consciousness after the accident and only woke up while in Hospital. She says she is still nursing injuries.
The other person is Sarah Kobusingye, a resident of Kyebando who says she witnessed the accident as the rider struggled to avoid knocking the pedestrian. She says the motorcycle rider who happened to be the deceased musician was the first to be rushed to the clinic for treatment. He was bleeding from injuries on his head and face.
Kobusingye says she took part in transferring the injured to the hospital and wanted to report to Fire-base because the accident victim had dreadlocks but feared that members of the crew would attack them.
Another cyclist Meddy Wekesa, says he was at the stage along the Northern Bypass when he heard a bang signalling an occurrence of the accident. They rushed to find a man and a woman lying unconscious.
The fourth Person, Amos Turyamureeba says he transported Alinda to Mulago Hospital on the invitation of health workers at Hope Clinic in Kyebando and that he delivered him to Mulago Hospital at about 8:30 p.m. In Mulago, Alinda was reportedly admitted with Chopped fingers, his eye had been plucked out and had visible burns all over his body.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says that according to testimonies, Ziggy Wine was rushed for treatment at Hope Clinic in Kyebando after the accident, bruised, injured and burnt by the exhaust of his sports bike motorcycle registration number UDC 434W which was found to have landed on him inside the ditch.
Alinda, 29, an artist, IT technician and Social Media Blogger, was pronounced dead on Sunday night at Mulago Hospital.
Enanga says it was wrong for the relatives to conceal the true picture and the circumstances surrounding the injuries of the late music artiste. He adds that the matter is being investigated by Kira Road police, where officers are now working to corroborate the new version of events with evidence on circumstances surrounding his death.