Sunday, 5 August 2012
MINISTER ADOLF MWESIGYE'S CAR KNOCKS ONE DEAD IN MUHOKYA, KASESE
One person died on sport and another injured on Sunday morning at Muhokya trading center five kilometers from Kasese town when a speeding official car for Local Government Minister Adolf Mwesigye knocked a motorcycle.
An eye witness said that the minister was not in the vehicle by the time of the accident but his driver identified as Julius Kisembo was heading to Katwe-Kabatoro town council where President Yoweri Museveni was campaigning for Ms Rehema Muhindo (NRM) in the Kasese woman MP by-elections.
The deceased was identified as Charles Bidongo, 30, a pastoralist a resident of Kisongora Village in Muhokya who also does boda-boda business. The injured was only identified as Nalongo a businesswoman at Kahendero Landing site on Lake George.
The injured was rushed to Kilembe hospital for medication.
Eye witnesses said that the minister’s car registration number UG 2920R knocked Bidongo’s motorcycle number UDG 877H as he tried to enter the highway from a milling machine on the lower side of the road.
“There was no way Bidongo would have survived death because the car was over speeding and hitting all the humps on the road. The car was like losing control on the road”. The eye witness said.
A traffic officer who was found at the scene confirmed the accident and said the minister’s car was already being held at Kikorongo police post on the Kasese-Mbarara road.
The traffic officer who declined to be named because he cannot speak on behalf of the police said, a postmortem was done and the body was handed over to the relatives.
Mr. Yostasi Mugisha the brother to the deceased said the family wants government to meet the funeral expenses and compensate the family because he was taking care of about 20 dependents.
“Government should come out and meet all the expenses and also take over the welfare of the widow, five orphans and 12 dependents that Bidongo has been responsible for”. Mr. Mugisha said.
By press time, the body was already at the deceased’s home in Kisongora and was to be buried on Monday.
Meanwhile, the residents of Muhokya mounted a sand road hump in protest of the over speeding cars that always cause accidents in the area. But police reportedly ordered the removal of the sandy hump and arrested one person suspected to have led the protest.
A man who only identified himself as Isingoma said “we want government to put a big hump here in Muhokya and if they can’t’ we shall building on our expense as we are tired of over speeding government cars”. END.