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Motorcyclists Block Highway Protesting Delayed Police Arrival at Accident Scene

Mohammed Bashir, a truck driver who witnessed the incident, says that Kisambira was riding at breakneck speed when he sustained a flat tire and rammed into one of the trucks.
Residents also blocked the police ambulance from bypassing the scene of crime.

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Traffic was paralyzed on Thursday morning along Iganga-Bugiri highway following a protest by motorists. The motorists decided to block traffic at Butaba village in Idudi town council in Bugweri district protesting the late arrival of police at the scene where their colleague, Fahad Kisambira was knocked dead. 

Kisambira was ferrying dry cassava from Mayuge district to Busia border on a Kenyan registered motorcycle when he met his death. The angry motorists forced drivers to stop and pelted with stones those who declined to heed to their directive.

Mohammed Bashir, a truck driver who witnessed the incident, says that Kisambira was riding at breakneck speed when he sustained a flat tire and rammed into one of the trucks. 

//cue in: “tuko tuna...

Cue out…awo,”. 

Issa Kamwana, another rider says that although the accident occurred around 9:30 am police didn’t show up until after more than 45 minutes. He wants police to expedite its response to accident cases along the highways, saying delays affect the entire transport chain.

//cue in: “nze n’nyigila… 

Cue out…abana’Uganda,”. 

Meddie Isabirye, another rider says that they laboured to contact relevant police personnel but none of them responded to their call.  

//cue in: “motoka ekubye… 

Cue out…bademye okwida,”.     The Busoga East police spokesperson, Diana Nandawula, said that their traffic unit ensures timely response to all accident scenes with the aim of ensuring the safety of all road users.