Jinja Accident Claims Police Officer, Injures Two Others Critically

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In short
Sergeant Osbat Tumuhamye, the Officer Traffic Jinja Central Police Station, says the accident occurred when trailer registration number KAV 119S/ ZC 9669 rammed into a motorcycle registration number UDV 316M, the three were riding on to their work stations.

A motor accident has claimed the life of a Police officer and injured two others critically along Kyabazinga road near Gaddaffi round about in Jinja.

 
The deceased has been identified as Corporal Stella Angupalu who was attached to Nile hotel while the injured are Private Joseph Musisi and Richard Kutosi.
 

Sergeant Osbat Tumuhamye, the Officer Traffic Jinja Central Police Station, says the accident occurred when a trailer registration number KAV 119S/ ZC 9669  rammed into a motorcycle registration number UDV 316M, the three were riding on to their work stations.

 
By the time of filing this story, police had handed over Angupalu's body to Jinja Regional Referral hospital mortuary. The injured victims are also admitted at the same hospital.

 

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Beatrice Nyangoma
Beatrice Nyangoma values her independence as a journalist. This was one of her major considerations before she became a URN staffer in 2015.

Nyangoma says, "I like URN because it gives me room to decide what stories I want to work on. That is so important to me."

The URN Jinja bureau chief since July 2016, Nyangoma considers health matters a beat close to her heart. One of the highlights of her career so far were her exclusive interviews unveiling the rot in Mulago hospital in early 2016.

Nyangoma started out writing for the Red Pepper newspaper in 2011 in her final year of university. She was majorly a health reporter. In 2012, Nyangoma moved to Top Television as a health, business reporter and weekend news editor. She was also the assistant editorial manager of Kabarole Research and Resource Centre FM (KRC FM).