Six bodyguards of the vice president Edward Ssekandi are critically injured following a road accident on the Kampala-Gulu highway on Wednesday evening. Ssekandi’s personal Aide, Frank Kisambira told URN on phone that the VP was not hurt and that he proceeded with the journey to Kampala.
Six bodyguards of the vice president Edward Ssekandi are critically injured following a road accident on the Kampala-Gulu highway on Wednesday evening.
The Central-Eastern Regional Police Spokesperson Lameck Kigozi indentified the most critically injured as Captain Mekambi, the head of Ssekandi’s security and the driver, Corporal Muhamadi Kayiira.
The personal Aide to the Vice President, Frank Kisambira told URN on phone that Ssekandi was in good health and that he proceeded with the journey to Kampala. Kisambira added that it was only the lead car that was involved in the accident and Ssekandi’s car was not affected.
Kigozi says that Vice President Ssekandi’s convoy was coming from Gulu heading to Kampala when his 2nd lead car, a Pajero registration number UG 1237C collided head on with a lorry registration number UAP 352C .The accident occurred at Sasira Village in Nakasongola on Gulu-Kampala highway while Ssekandi returned from Gulu to commission the faculty of science building at Gulu University.
Four other unidentified bodyguards were also rushed to Kasana Health Center IV in critical condition after sustaining severe injuries on the head, arm and other parts of the body. The in charge of the Health Center, Dr Agaba Byamukama says that they were given first aid and referred to Mulago Hospital for treatment.
Kigozi says that police is still investigating the cause of the accident but an eyewitness, James Kasande, blamed the accident on over speeding by the VP’s convoy.
Nakasongola Police officers towed the wreckage of the two vehicles to the police station. The driver of the lorry, whose names could not be easily got, was arrested and handed over to Luweero Central Police Station.
Earlier police in Nakasongola had told URN Reporter that the two bodyguards had died but corrected it saying that they were and receiving treatment at Mulago Referral hospital.
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