One claimed, seven injured along Mbarara-Kasese highway


Police in Sheema are investigating an accident that happened along Mbarara-Kasese highway.

The Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson SP Marcial Tumusiime, said the incident happened at Kooga along the Mbarara-Kasese highway in Sheema District.

According to police report one person died on spot while seven others were critically injured following a car crash on the Mbarara-Kasese highway.

The deceased was identified as Olivia Ahikire, 27, a resident of Sheema while the injured were identified as Kabula Musumba Zewadi, 47, a resident of Kasese, Adam Niwamanya, 41, a resident of Bushenyi, Deus Isingoma, 36, a resident of Mbarara, Anolity Kamote, 40, and Kirembeka Javiila, 49, from Nalukolongo-Kampala and Lastus Akatwijuka, 31, from Rukungiri District.

Marcial said the deceased’s body was taken to Kabwohe Health Center IV mortuary for postmortem.

The victims were admitted some at ICOBI private hospital Kabwohe and others at Kabwohe Health Center IV and are undergoing treatment.