At least one person has been confirmed dead in today’s road accident in Kigoowa along Ntinda-Kiwatule road.
Police identified the deceased as William Matovu, 32.
The fast-growing suburbs of Kiwatule, Najjera and Naalya continue to grapple with daily hectic traffic jam due to poor and narrow roads.
The recent heavy rains have literally destroyed the roads in these areas.
Yet, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has not shown any interest in rehabilitating the roads, leading to endless chaotic scenes as motorists struggle to reach their destinations.
It usually takes one over an hour to drive from the Kiwatule-Naalya roundabout to Najjera (less than 3 kilometres) during early morning or late evening hours.
In Kololo and Naguru, some sections of the roads have been washed away by heavy rains.
Katalima road in Naguru which was rehabilitated less than six months ago by Abubaker Technical Services has since developed huge potholes, raising concerns about the ability of KCCA’s leadership to deliver decent social services to the people of Kampala.
Below is police’s statement on today’s accident:
Today at around 8:30am along Ntinda Kiwatule Road, a Sino truck registration number UAX 495M rammed into vehicles, eight people have been confirmed injured and one person dead.
The deceased has been identified as Matovu William, 32, a rider, who succumbed to injuries he had sustained during the accident at Kampala Independent Hospital.
The vehicle that is alleged to have caused the accident rammed into nine vehicles and two motorcycles.
Below are the number plates of affected vehicles:
UBB 659N WISH
UAK 716R RAV4
UAX 469C HIACE
UAW 188E HIACE
UBA O88X PREMIO
UAV O12Y PLATZ
UAP 700X MERCEDES
UAZ 388J HIACE
UAZ 203C SUBARU
Driver of the vehicle that is believed to have caused the accident is currently on the run. Investigations are still ongoing to establish what exactly caused the accident.