Achom, a resident of Pamba Ward in Soroti City was on a Boda- boda when the tipper driver only identified as Daniel Eroku knocked her dead at Kikoota Village along Soroti- Serere Road. Her niece is nursing injuries at Serere HC1V.
to a halt at Serere Central Police Station on Wednesday when more than 40
people from Soroti and Kaberamaido districts stormed the station with the body
of an accident victim.
The angry relatives of Margret Achom stormed the Police
station at midday after failing to negotiate with the owner of a Tipper registration
UBE 253X, which caused the accident that claimed her life.
Achom, a resident of Pamba Ward in Soroti City was on a Boda-
boda when the tipper driver only identified as Daniel Eroku knocked her dead at
Kikoota Village along Soroti- Serere Road.
Her niece is nursing injuries at
Serere HC1V. Her relatives and friends
decided to take the body to the Police station after a requiem mass at
Immaculate Conception in Soroti when the tipper owners refused to meet the burial
The family demanded at least Shillings 12 million to help with the burial
expenses of the deceased. However, the owner of the vehicle, whose identity has
been concealed only offered to pay Shilling 1 million. This angered the
relatives and friends prompting them to seek police intervention.
By 7:00 pm, the deceased’s body was still parked inside Royal
Funeral Service hearse at Serere Central Police Sation. Attempts by Stephen
Okuracha, a transporter and businessman in Serere to negotiate on behalf of the
tipper owner, whose whereabouts are still unknown didn’t yield any fruits.
Jennifer Adungo, the deceased’s sister says they will not
leave the area until the people responsible for her sister’s death come out for
// cue in “The other party…
Cue out…our decision”//
John Bosco Okwii, the Western Division LC V councillor in Soroti City, says the
owner of the tipper lorry is uncooperative. He explained that after talking to
the family in the morning, he decided to switch off his phone leaving the
relatives stranded in Serere.
//Cue in “You know justice…
Cue out…to pay,”//
Edgar Akangwatsa, the Serere District police Commander declined to comment on
the matter when contacted. Police have
since impounded tipper lorry that was carrying sand at the time of the accident
and parked at Serere CPS. The deceased hailed from Alwa Village, Kaperikila Sub
County in Kaberamaido District.