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Passengers Stranded after Homeland is Bus Impounded in Kiryandongo

Nelson Owili, a passenger who was traveling to Lamwo and was affected by the unfortunate event said they left Kampala at midday, and on reaching Kiryandongo at 5:00 pm, the bus was impounded and they were told it was in connection to failure to compensate an accident victim forcing them to board other means.
24 Sep 2021 18:44
Courtesy picture of stranded passengers after police impounded Homeland Bus in Kiryandongo Township along Kampala-Gulu Highway

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Over 40 passengers were on Friday evening left stranded after police in Kiryandongo Township impounded Homeland Bus they were traveling in for failure to compensate an accident victim. 

Eyewitness said the Lamwo bound bus registration number UAW 994Q blue in colour was intercepted at the check point and directed to park at the Kiryandongo Central Police Station following a directive from Masindi Chief Magistrate Court.

The bus recently knocked a female pedestrian consequently leading to her being amputated, and management of Homeland Bus Company had agreed to compensate the victim in an out-of-court settlement but to no avail.

URN could not easily access details of the accident victim by press time.

Vincent Mwesigye, the Albertine Regional Police Commander, ating on the directive of the Masindi Chief Magistrate’s court, wrote a letter directing Kiryandongo District Police Commander, Charles Okello in the presence of Court bailiffs to effect the court court order.

Nelson Owili, a passenger who was traveling to Lamwo and was affected by the unfortunate event said they left Kampala at midday, and on reaching Kiryandongo at 5:00 pm, the bus was impounded and they were told it was in connection to failure to compensate an accident victim forcing them to board other means.

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A staff at the Homeland Booking Office in Gulu who preferred not to be mentioned said they had already dispatched another bus to help evacuate the stranded passengers to their final destinations.

When contacted, for details, Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Regional Police Spokesperson told URN that he could not comment on matters already decided by court.

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The-ill-fated bus carrying each passenger at fares between 30,000 and 60,000 shillings was destined to Paludaa Refugee Settlement Camp in Palablek Ogili Sub-County in Lamwo District via Gulu City-Pader and Kitgum Municipality.

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