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Entebbe Road: Man killed in suspicious accident

Territorial Police in Kajjansi, along Entebbe Highway, are investigating a suspicious road accident in which an unidentified man died.

Police said the incident occurred at approximately 2:00 am on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at the Total Petrol Station in Kitende, along Kampala-Entebbe Road.

“Witnesses have provided conflicting accounts about the circumstances of the incident,” police said in a statement issued Thursday.

“Some claim that the driver of a white Fuso truck, with license plate UBB 891J, which was transporting matooke, hit an unidentified person and fled the scene. Another account suggests that the deceased victim was pushed out of said vehicle, which then continued on its way,” police added.

“The vehicle was later intercepted in Kasubi after being chased by concerned members of the public.”

The driver has been arrested and the body of the deceased has been transported to the Mulago City mortuary for an autopsy.

The police said that due to conflicting statements from eyewitnesses, the matter was referred to the Kajjansi Criminal Investigation Department to determine the exact circumstances that led to the death of the individual.

Uganda recorded a 30 percent increase in road traffic deaths registered with police in 2023, with 4,179 lives lost.

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The number of deaths in traffic accidents increased by 30 percent to 4,179 in 2023, from 3,210 in 2022, according to police statistics.

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