KIIRA – Police in Kira Division are investigating a fatal accident that happened at 8am on December 9, 2020 where two people lost their lives.
The accident happened near Kireka Market at Global Paints junction.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the accident involved motor vehicle registration number UAY 545F Isuzu Forward driven by unknown driver, who took off after the crash with a motorcycle registration UEF 765F ridden by Musa Julius.
“Both the vehicle and the motorcycle were heading to the same direction from Mukono side to Kampala Capital City.
Police CCTV footage shows that the cyclist was carrying a passenger on the pillion,” he said in a statement.
Onyango revealed that the cyclist knocked a woman on the roadside before he lost control of the motorcycle.
“The rider and the passenger fell on the tarmac and crashed by the Isuzu Forward truck. The knocked woman survived the accident and left the scene unidentified. Both died on the spot,” said Onyango.
He further noted that the deceased rider was identified as Musa Julius, a resident of Bweyogerere, Kireka, Kira Municipality while the passenger was only identified as Akanunaho.
“The bodies were taken to Capital City mortuary at Mulago for a post mortem examination as investigations continues,” reads the statement in part.
Onyango appealed to motorists to avoid speeding and to be careful while using the road “as there are other road users also not only them.”