6 Journalists Injured in Lwengo Accident

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The Journalists were part of the team providing coverage to Yoweri Museveni, the National Resistance Movement NRM party presidential candidate. They were heading to Masaka after covering a campaign rally at Kiwangala play ground in Lwengo district.

Six Journalists have sustained injuries following an accident at Kyoja swamp along Masaka- Mbarara road in Lwengo district this afternoon.

The survivors have been identified as Timothy Sibasi (WBS TV) Jackson Onyango (UBC TV), Joseph Sabiiti (NBS TV) Yusuf Mabingo (Record TV) and Dan Lugemwa (WBS). Also in the same vehicle was Moses Namayo(NBS TV) and Phillip Aguta (UBC TV).

The Journalists were part of the team providing coverage to Yoweri Museveni, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party presidential candidate. They were heading to Masaka after covering a campaign rally at Kiwangala play ground in Lwengo district.

The speeding Toyota Prado in which the group was traveling is reported to have lost control, swerved off the road and plunged into the swamp.
 
Masaka Regional Traffic Police Commander James Tibaijuka says that all the six Journalists and the driver were safely retrieved from the swamp. They sustained minor injuries and are receiving treatment at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.
 
President Museveni proceeded to Kyesiga in Bukoto Central and Luvule in Bukoto East constituencies for his scheduled campaign rallies within greater Masaka region.
 
Earlier, President Museveni pledged to improve the road network in the area by procuring more road equipment for the districts.