Busiika victims sue FMU for Shs239m

Wednesday December 19 2018

Horrible day: One of the injured fans

Horrible day: One of the injured fans 

By Fredrick Musisi Kiyingi

Victims of the Busiika accident have, through the law firm Sebugwawo and Company Advocates, written to FMU and it’s president Dusman Okee with an intention to sue.

Daily Monitor has a seen letter from the lawyers dated December 14 2018.
They are demanding Sh150m for the 19-year-old boy who died on the spot and Sh89m as compensation for the injured ones. The total is Sh239m. Two of the injured are still at in Mulago and Nsambya Hospitals respectively.

During the Kiggwa Kw’olwo fundraising sprint for Ponsiano Lwakataka’s new car, a Toyota Corolla Alex driven by Dr Godffrey Nsereko rammed into the crowd killing one person on spot and injuring nine.

The letter further states that the MX8 event organised by Smoc was the only event on the FMU calendar on November 25th.

However Jeff Kabagambe, the FMU Vice President technical, insisted that the event had insurance cover. He also revealed that the FMU lawyers are handling the matter. It was the fifth incident in the past 12 months involving rally cars and fans during sprints.

Last year at Festino Cite Mukono, during the Boxing Day sprint, a fan was knocked down. This was followed by an incident in Iganga involving Kephar in unsanctioned sprint.

Then during the UMC Challenge Rally in Fort Portal, yet again a car driven by Sam Watendwa knocked marshals and fans at Boma grounds.