Ndingidyeye who was riding on a motorcycle registration number; UEX 280U, was knocked in the areas of Nankulyaku on Bukungu road along the Kamuli-Buyende road.
The deceased being ferried to Kamuli general hospital mortuary.
A traffic police officer has been knocked dead along the
Enoch Ndingidyeye, 30 was knocked on Friday by a sugarcane truck
which he attempted to stop. The truck registration number UAM 405H was ferrying
passengers from the Buyende district to areas in Kamuli District.
Ndingidyeye who was riding on a motorcycle registration number; UEX 280U, was
knocked in the areas of Nankulyaku on Bukungu road along the Kamuli-Buyende
The driver and all the onboard passengers in the truck fled into hiding. The
police impounded the truck and was towed to Kamuli Police Barracks.
Safiat Naigaga, a resident in the area says that when Ndingidyeye was knocked, they
lacked means of transferring him to the hospital due to the ban
on travel between districts. She says that the ambulance that was sent by the
Kamuli covid-19 taskforce arrived late to save his life.
"We noticed him bleeding profusely after sustaining serious
injuries but, due to the ban on inter-district travels, there were no vehicles on the road so we contacted the covid19 taskforce officials who sent us the
ambulance but, it was too late," she says.
The Busoga North police spokesperson, Michael Kasadha says that the truck was
illegally ferrying passengers. He says that they hunting for the driver of the
On Sunday, President Museveni ordered the suspension of
inter-district public transport for 42 days effective Friday, except for
Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso districts as one of the measures to curb the spread
of coronavirus. Uganda is currently experiencing the second wave of a
deadly strain of covid-19 that has already left dozens dead with hundreds of
daily infections being registered across several districts.
Hours after the travel ban came to effect, there was heavy deployment of armed
police officers and Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldiers (UPDF) and the
erection of roadblocks at various district boundaries across the country.