Taxi driver hacked in road rage as angry mob sets vehicle ablaze

Nansana residents set Toyota Land Cruiser on fire as owner hacked a taxi driver with a hoe for scratching his car in a traffic jam. (Photo by Javira Ssebwami)

NANSANA – A taxi driver was this morning hacked when he accidentally hit a Toyota Land Cruiser at Nansana a Kampala suburb.

According to an eye witness chaos erupted after a taxi driver hit a parked Land Cruiser UAM 617D which allegedly belongs to a UPDF soldier. In a fit of anger, the Land Cruiser driver jumped out of his car, got a hammer from the boot and proceeded to hit the taxi driver on the head, killing him instantly.

The vehicle, which eyewitnesses say was driven by a man in UPDF uniform, was set on fire by an angry mob at Yesu Amala stage.

“A taxi driver accidentally knocked a parked car of a UPDF officer in Nansana and the UPDF officer reacted by removing a hammer from his car and hit the driver on the head and mobs descended to rescue the taxi driver and set the car ablaze,” an eyewitness alleged.

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has confirmed the incident in Nansana but denied the offender has any connection to the force.

UPDF spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire through his official twitter page dismissed allegations on social media that their officer hacked a taxi driver dead saying the involved car belongs to Gerald Kayondo who he said is a civilian.

“No UPDF [Uganda People’s Defence Forces] personnel or vehicle got involved in an accident in Nansana this morning as is circulating on social media,” Brig Karemire said maintaining that the Land Cruiser registered number UAM 617D driven by a civilian Gerald Kayondo is the one that was involved in the incident.



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