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Reckless driver knocks Boda boda rider dead, police calls for calm as investigations begin

Reckless driver knocks Boda boda rider dead, police calls for calm as investigations begin
Photo: Unknown 2021-07-28T09:34:04Z

Police at Old Kampala are holding one person in connection with a fatal accident that happened today morning at about 6:45am on Hoima Road, Bukesa traffic lights. 


According to ASP Luke Owoyesigyire the Deputy PRO KMP, it is alleged that Ismah Lubega, 26, a driver and resident of Maganjo in Wakiso District, was driving motor vehicle UBK 565B while driving recklessly according to eye witnesses, knocked a motorcycle registration number UFA 380B ridden by Geoffrey Tumuheirwe, 27. Tumuheirwe died on the spot. 


Owoyesigyire says police responded early enough and the body of the deceased person was conveyed to Kampala Capital City Authority mortuary at Mulago for a post mortem.


The driver kept moving until it was intercepted by police and some riders. The vehicle is currently parked at Old Kampala Police Station where the driver is also detained. 


He called for calm and patience among the boda boda riders to allow police find out whether the allegations made about the cause of the accident are true or not.

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