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Security Led Car Knocks School Going Children In Mukono, One Dead.

In Mukono town at lower Kawuga village along Jinja -Kampala highway, five people were injured when a UBK 108 vehicle escorting an official from an unidentified government led car for un identified (authority) knocked three school children, a teacher, and a bodaboda driver, unfortunately one student identified as Sheila Namwanje died instantly others were taken to nearby hospitals to for medical attention.
At the scene we found the blood all over but the car that caused the accident had already gone. The survivors included Namulindwa Dianah S.2, Bishop ss, Namatovu Jenifa P7, Paul Kalyango, a teacher at Nagalama st Agnes and an unidentified bodaboda rider and they were taken to hospitals.
And eyewitnesses explained to us that school girls were crossing the road and the led car rammed into them killing one instantly, they faulted the led pickup for not being patient because other motorists had parked to let the kids cross.
“The kids were let through by generous motorists however the security car driver was impatient and overturned thus knocking the crossing children” Said the residents.
In the hospitals where they were taken we found that doctors were working around the clock to save the lives of the students and some were admitted to Mulago for further treatment. The residents urged drivers to be vigilant especially during these times when children are studying,
Bishop ss headteacher Kyakulaga Robert condemned the drivers of the security vehicles along Kampala – Jinja highway, especially the government vehicles, for reckless driving, and asked the police to track the vehicle so that the drivers can be prosecuted and fined.
Kalyango Charles, the father of the deceased, has asked the authorities to help him get justice just for the loss of his daughter.
Kampala – Jinja highway is currently under construction especially between Seeta and Mukono town under UNRA supervision, Police have retrieved the body of Sheila Namwanje to Mulago hospital for postmortem and efforts to get comment were futile as they were still gathering the information.

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