Prisoners Injured In Fort Portal Accident

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The inmates were being transported to Gweri, Karambi Sub County to work in a farm belonging to Paul Kasende.

Seventeen inmates from Katojo prison have been injured in a road accident in Fort Portal. The accident occurred this morning at Harubaho along the Fort Portal -Kamwenge road. 

The inmates were being transported from Katojo Prison to Gweri, Karambi Sub County to work in a farm belonging to Paul Kasende, the Director Private Sector Development and Consultancy Centre, Fort Portal branch.

Richard Mugenyi, an eye witness told Uganda Radio Network that Kasende who was driving a double cabin pickup, registration number UAE 2013Y had parked on the side of the road. 

The eyewitness says that one of the trucks registration number UAY 699Q belonging to China Railway Seventh Group, which is constructing the Fort Portal - Kamwenge road, rammed into the double cabin, injuring the prisoners and a prison warder who were seated behind. The prisoners, some with broken limbs have been taken to Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital.


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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

Culture, agriculture and the environment are just two areas of many of interest to Kajubu. As long as he has held a pen, Kajubu has also written about public policy, health and crime.

Kajubu is keen on impacting his society not just as a writer but also a trainer and mentor. Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts fall under his docket. Kajubu has been a URN staff member since 2008.