We have a problem of judgment. Recently i was in an early morning taxi from Kajjansi to Kampala. The lousy driver was carelessly overtaking about 10 vehicles in a queue. I abused the fool, told him to stop and I get of the taxi. There are many similar instances where vehicle drivers though in command of many people's lives drive carelessly. in such instances, it is the people in the vehicle to put sense in such a driver or else, all can perish. Sorry for all those who have died due to mistakes that should have bee avoided.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka
EIGHT DEAD AS RAIN POUNDS KAMPALA
Cars wade through a pool of water after a heavy downpour on Jinja Road near the Electoral Commission offices. Already some lives have been lost and several outdoor activities cancelled as heavy rain pounded Kampala for the second day yesterday. Meteorologists say the rains will become heavier towards the end of this month. Photo by Stephen Otage
By Robert Mwanje, Johnson Mayamba, Andrew Bagala and Flavia Lanyero
Posted Monday, February 20 2012 at 00:00
At least eight people were killed and nine others injured in three different incidents in Kampala Metropolitan and Lira this weekend following heavy rains.
Five people died on the spot and nine sustained serious injuries in a motor accident at Mbalala Trading Centre on the Jinja-Kampala highway in Mukono on Saturday night—an incident the police and
survivors largely blamed on poor visibility during a stormy downpour.
According to police, a commuter taxi heading to Kampala had a head-on collision with a truck, killing three people on the spot while two others died on the way to P. 5 Mulago Referral Hospital.
The dead were identified as Charles Lwanga, the conductor, Mike Wasswa, Ibra Wambuzi, Godfrey Deyawo and Harriet Kirunda.
Their bodies were taken to Mulago and Kawolo hospitals for post-mortem while the injured were admitted to Mukono Hospital.
Mukono District Traffic officer Annet Nakibuuka said it was too early to tell what caused the accident although early indicators point to fatigue on the taxi driver’s side.