Crime & Investigation

Two Killed in Kalita Bus Crash

At least two passengers have perished and six others sustained severe injuries in the Kalita bus accident that occurred along the Fort Portal-Kampala road, salve Chimp Corps report.

The nasty accident which involved a Kalita bus Registration number UAL526M travelling from Kampala to Bwera, symptoms Kasese district, pill occurred at around 7:30pm on Thursday at Kiregesa, Kihura sub-county Kyenjojo district.

Bakari Muga Bashil, Police spokesperson Rwenzori, says investigations are underway to establish circumstances under which the driver identified Isiko Idris lost control of the bus before swerving off the road.

He said two unidentified females crashed two females on the roadside, killing them instantly.

Bakari identified the wounded as John Baguma, 55, of Bwera, Michael Kamanyire ,30, Kevine Kahwa , 28, of Kakira, Nyantungo, Masereka Yosiya, 20, from Rugendabara, Kamakune, Sarah, 27 hailing from Kyarusozi, and an unidentified 2-year-old female juvenile.

He said the wounded were rushed to Kyenjojo hospital in critical condition.

Police attributed the accident to reckless driving and over speeding.

Bakari revealed that the driver went into hiding, leaving the wreckage behind.


DPC Kyenjojo Mr Martin Mbabazi says other passengers survived by God’s mercy as the bus was seriously damaged.

On February 5, three Rwandan nationals died in a bus accident in Mpigi district.

A few days earlier, two passengers were confirmed dead and 18 others injured when a bus belonging to Kampala Coaches overturned along Masaka-Mbarara Highway.

The major causes of road accidents in Uganda include human error, over speeding, drivers’ fatigue, poor state of vehicles, lack of training schools for bus drivers and trucks that break down on roads.

Others include corruption, lack of road signs, use of drugs and alcohol by drivers, indiscipline drivers and purchase of poor quality tires among others.

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