“What hurt me most are the innocent civilians, especially that pedestrian who was knocked dead from the roadside,” CP Fred Enanga, the Uganda Police Spokesman, said when asked about the Saturday fatal accident at Mbuya. The police CCTV cameras captured the Alphard vehicle moving like a headless chicken. The same clip was downloaded, went, and still is, trending on social media.
We looked up the Police mouthpiece to help and answer the many questions asked by members of the public, but with little and minimal answers. Who is the reckless driver? Was he normal or the car had a problem? The clip shows it was a hit and run. Did the driver finally got caught? What is the situation with his victims?
Enanga had the answers. It was Saturday 9thJuly 2022 in the 6pm, information was received at Kitintale police station, of a fatal accident at Mbuya II along Kireka road, Nakawa Division, in Kampala district. Officers from Kitintale Police station headed by No. 32116 Corporal Ssebbowa Dennis, were dispatched to the scene to, among other basics, find out what was involved in the accident, attend to the scene, evacuate the injured to hospital and, establish what could have caused the accident.
At the scene, they established that the accident occurred at about 6:45pm, involving a silver-coloured Toyota Alphard, registration number UBJ 295C, and a motor cycle, Bajaj registration number UFA 831J. The Alphard was not at the scene as the driver did not stop after knocking both the motor cyclist and the pedestrian was proven as a female.
The rider of motor cycle had been rushed to hospital by well-wishers, but in critical condition. The body of the female pedestrian, and the motor cycle, were at the scene. It was established that the Alphard was from Bugolobi side, heading towards Kireka. On reaching at a bend around Mbuya II, the driver seems to have failed to keep his left side. He instead crossed to the opposite lane, in the process knocking the motorcycle which was from the opposite direction.
The Alphard driver continued onto the opposite road-shoulder where, he again knocked the pedestrian, before getting back to the road and sped off. Later, the deceased was identified as Evelyn Alenyo, a 24yr old and a resident of Mutungo, Nakawa Division, Kampala District. Police got hold of the body and, with use of their pick up, delivered the same to KCCA Mortuary in Mulago, for Post-mortem. After getting rid of the scene, the Cops resumed on the task to find the Alphard and its occupants.
But this wasn`t a huge task for them. After causing the accident, injuring third parties and causing death to one, the driver seems to have got tired of aimless movements and the tasks involved. He again swerved off the road near Police`s Special Investigations Unit (SIU), opposite Shell fuel station, along the same Kireka road and, rolled the vehicle to rest. A breakdown was called and towed the wreckage to Kitintale Police station.
The seriously injured driver had also been pulled out, identified, arrested and, released on police bond. His name is Herbert Kakaire, an Engineer aged 29yrs and resident of Najeera, Kira Municipality, in Wakiso District. Before his release on police bond, he had been subjected to a breatherizer and the results were alarming. He tested positive to alcohol at 0.70 mg/ml, giving credence to suspicions of driving under influence of alcohol.
“We released him on police bond to be taken for medical attention because to was seriously injured,” The rider of the motorcycle was also identified. His name is Moses Kyeyune, a resident of Bweyogerere, Wakiso District. By the time we talked to Enanga, he was still admitted at Mulago hospital. “We released Kakaire on bond because he was critically injured and needed treatment,” Enanga concluded that charges of against Kakaire remain “causing a fatal accident. “The rest like compensations will be determined by Court.”
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