Oscar Gregg Ageca, the East Kyoga Regional Police Spokesman said that the taxi registration number UBH 695V veered off the road and overturned several times. He attributed the accident to overspeeding.
Two minors identified as Geresem Opio, 6, and his younger brother, Dan Ochom, 3 died and their mother, Rebecca Ibukunyat, 45 was hospitalized with another sister, Josephine Atim, 18, and a brother of 10 years. Both the deceased and patients are from one family belonging to Paul Omokori and Rebecca Ibukunyat.
According to the charge sheet prepared by Andrew Nizeyimana, it is alleged that the six together with others still at large while in Akunyuko Village in Bukedea District, with malice aforethought unlawfully killed Francis Opolot on December 25th, 2021.
The investigations follow a postmortem report from Mbale Regional Referral Hospital that indicated that Joseph Okwalinga alias Golola and Michael Ojakol died due injuries inflicted on them. The duo died in two separate incidents on January 1, 2022.
On May 4th, 2019, a group of people raided Amujeju village in Amujeju Parish in Kamtur Sub County and allegedly beat up residents, raped women, destroyed their crops and houses and evicted them from their homes.