Sunday January 21 2018

Police officer dies in motorbike accident

By YAHUDU KITUNZI

MBALE:

The police fraternity in Elgon region is mourning the sudden death of Manafwa district deputy criminal investigation department (CID) who perished in a motorbike accident at Napanga trading centre on Mbale-Sironko-Kapchorwa highway on Saturday. 

Inspector of police only identified as Chelogoi died on spot after the police motorcycle he was riding lost control and knocked tree. 

A police officer who preferred annominty because is not supposed to speak to media on behalf of Uganda Police told Daily monitor that the deceased was trying to pave way for a taxi before losing control. 

He said the body was taken to Mbale municipal mortuary for post mortem. 

According to him, investigations have started to establish the exact cause of accident. 

Moses Waniala, an eyewitness blamed the accident on reckless driving by both drivers. 

He said the police officer was coming from his home village in Kapchorwa while the taxi was coming from Mbale town. 

Efforts to get a comment from Elgon region police spokesperson, Mr Suwed Manshur were futile as he didn't pick our repeated calls.

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