Kabula County MP James Kakooza has been transferred to Kampala International Hospital Kampala (IHK) for treatment after sustaining injuries in an accident on Sunday.
Kakooza and his body guard sustained injuries after the Audi they were moving in knocked a motorcycle in Lwebiteete village, Kiruhura district.
The MP survived with wounds on the fore head and a fractured hand. One boda boda passenger identified as Pastor Enos Kisokye of Lwebiteete Church of God died on the spot.
Kakooza’s personal assistant Abel Katunguka said the legislator has been transferred to Kampala to conduct scans to establish if there are any internal injuries.
“A health worker who attended to Kakooza after he was admitted said that he was out of danger and they advised his relatives to transfer him to Kampala for further medical attention where he will also go under thoroughly scanning,” Mr Katunguka said.
When contacted, Mr Richard Musisi, the officer in-charge of traffic in Lyantonde District, declined to provide details about the accident.
But Latif Zaake, the Southern Region Police Commander, attributed the accident to speeding by the legislator’s driver, saying that he would have not knocked the motorcyclist if he was not speeding. The wreckage was towed to Lyantonde police station.
Katunguka says Kakooza was rushing to Mbarara for a political talk show on a local station when he got the accident.
A health worker who first attended to Kakooza at Mayanja Memorial Hospital confirmed that the legislator is out of danger.
This is the second time Kakooza is involved in a motor accident within a space of one month.
The last incident occurred at Mpigi district along Masaka- Kampala highway where he also knocked a motorcyclist to death.
In 2008, Kakooza survived another accident when his vehicle veered off the road and rolled several times on his way to Bukanga in Mbarara district.