Police in Mbarara are investigating circumstances under which Mbarara’s prominent business man got involved in a fatal accident killing one on spot leaving another person in critical condition.
ASP Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi regional Police spokesperson confirmed the accident and revealed that Geoffrey Kacuma, the owner of G.B.K Diary products limited knocked and killed a boda boda cyclist instantly.
The incident occurred Monday at 1pm. Kacuma was driving his Toyota Land cruiser TX Prado Reg No UAV 448Y along Kitunzi road in Mbarara town when he had a head-on collision with a cyclist.
Kasasira identified the deceased as Justus Muhanguzi from Kiruhura. He was riding a Bajaj boxer Reg No UAT 096X.
Another person who was on motorcycle Reg No UAQ 669Y Bajaj Boxer but particulars have not been established was injured is currently admitted at Mbarara regional referral hospital in Intensive Care Unit.
“This was a fatal accident because one Justus Muhanguzi died on spot, he was carrying milk cans, so it happened that Kacuma was trying to overtake a Fuso lorry which was heading to Rwebikona trading centre” Kasasira said.
Kasasira further revealed that Police managed to impound Kacuma’s vehicles which are currently at Mbarara police station.
“So far, Kacuma has already recorded his statement at Police in a bid to help in trying to ascertain the cause of the accident,” ASP Kasasira said.
He attributed the cause of accident to over speeding by either party.
However Kacuma’s life is okay and he never sustained any injuries as police is interrogating him over the accident
The body of Muhanguzi is currently at Mbarara regional referral hospital mortuary for postmortem from where it will be handed over to family members. By press time no relative had already showed up at Mbarara police station.