Masindi police is investigating circumstances under which the vehicle belonging to Rtd. Leut. Paddy Patrick Kasumba the MP Bujenje county knocked someone to death.
Eric Sendege, the OC traffic Masindi district says the lorry registration UAN882Q which is said to have knocked Saleh Odiri 48 years old on Sunday night is currently parked at Kabango police station.
The vehicle belonging to Kasumba is said to have got involved in accident while ferrying Kasumba’s supporters who had gone to attend a convention in Nyabyeya village in Budongo sub county on Sunday last week. The annual convention is always organized by Kasumba in his constituency.
He adds that Odiri was knocked yesterday at around 8:00 pm and rushed to Masindi hospital in a critical condition where he died from.
He also explains that the driver identified as only Mugisa is on run adding that police has launched a hunt against him. Odiri will be buried today in Nyabigoma village Budongo sub county.
According to traffic reports, the same vehicle knocked dead a boboda rider identified as Emmanuel Alindra on the 30th of June 2019. Alindra was aresident of Abangi village in Budongo sub county.
According to Sendege the driver identified as Hillary Kagi who caused Alindra’s death was arrested and charged with reckless driving and driving a vehicle which was in a dangerous mechanical condition. He adds that Kagi is currently on remand at Masindi government prison.
When contacted Kasumba the Member of Parliament for Bujenje county explained that a group of drunkards was dancing in the middle of the road adding one of them hit himself on the vehicle and got injured. He added that the deceased was rushed to Kinyara hospital where he died from due to over bleeding.
He also dismissed allegations that his driver is on run saying that his driver is the one who reported the accident to Kabango police station immediately it happened.