Driver Arrested over MP Namaganda Accident

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In short
Kizito was driving a commuter tax registration number UAU 822L that collided with Namagandas vehicle registration number UAM 228W at Mpanga forest near Mpigi town council.

Detectives from Rwanda have arrested the driver of a vehicle that caused an accident which claimed the life of former Bukomansimbi Woman Member of Parliament Suzan Namaganda.

The suspect is identified as Fred Kizito. He was found in one of the lodges in Kalangala district. He had been trailed from Kampala since the tragedy that occurred on December 11th 2015.

Kizito was driving a commuter tax registration number UAU 822L that collided with Namaganda's vehicle registration number UAM 228W at Mpanga forest near Mpigi town council.

Fred Mukasa Mbidde, the widower hired a team of Rwandan detectives to help Ugandan police to hunt down the driver following speculation that the accident was intended.

The suspect is detained at Masaka Central Police Station.

Maxwell Ogwal, the greater Masaka Regional Police Commander has confirmed the arrest.
Fred Mukasa Mbidde says the arrest is a milestone in efforts to establish the masterminds of the tragedy.
 
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Edward Bindhe
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A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.