A taxi carrying nine passengers on Sunday plunged into River
Namatala. The accident occurred at Milo five at the border between Mbale and Budaka
The taxi registration number UBH 088D was from Mbale heading
to Kampala with nine occupants along Mbale-Tirinyi road.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver lost control after dodging a
Boda Boda rider who was making a U-turn in the middle of the road.
Peter Wabyona, who operates a water pump at the river, who survived being
hit by the taxi, says that the accident was also caused by the narrow bridge at
//Cue in: “Evilide side ye Mbale….
Cue out: …echilese a kabenje”//
Wycliffe Ochola, another eye witness blamed the accident on the Boda
Boda rider who made a U-turn in the middle of the road.
//Cue in: “Waliwo owa boda….
Cue out: …babajje mu bulunji”//
Police Spokesperson in the Elgon Sub-region, Rogers Taitika, said that
the driver of the taxi was over speeding which could have been the cause of the
accident. He said there were no causalities and commended the people of the
area for rescuing the passengers.