Gaaga Bus Catches Fire in Matugga

Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) Vice President under the Jimmy Michael Akena’s cabinet Patrick Mwondha has Tuesday morning passed on at Mulago Hospital.

Mwondha has been battling kidney and heart related illnesses and had recently undergone two operations at the Mulago Heart Institute.

He was recently appointed to the position of UPC Vice President after Jimmy Akena took over the party leadership at Uganda House.

Colleagues at Uganda House told Chimpreports that the party has lost a man at the center of rebuilding the party from the state that Dr Olara Otunu left it.

“Mwondha has been at the center of spearheading the mandate of the National Council meeting that took a decision to rebuild the party, page health ” said Andrew Omara.

Patrick Mwondha served as the youngest minister in the Milton Obote government from 1980- 1985. At the age of 28 years he was appointed Minister in charge of Local government.

He also served as a Member of Parliament for Bukooli North from 1980 to 1985 and from 2001 to 2006. He was also a member of the Constituent Assembly.

Mwondha went to Busoga College Mwiri and later joined Makerere University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Statistics. He also had a Masters in Economics.


A Gaaga Coaches Company bus this afternoon caught fire and perished along the Kampala Gulu road. The bus registration number UAP 759H which was heading to Paidha from Kampala burst into flames at around 3:10 pm.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, see the bus caught fire at Matugga on Bombo Road when one of its tires burst.

“The tire resulted into fire outbreak on the bus. The Driver of the bus Kiyonga John tried to put off the fire using fire extinguishers but failed, ” said Onyango.

Luckily according to the police mouthpiece, no one was hurt in the inferno. “Passengers got out of the bus uninjured and removed all their properties from the bus. No passenger lost property. No passenger was injured. No death was registered,” he said.

Police’s Fire Brigade arrived too late to save the bus.



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