Opposition Chief Whip Nambeshe involved in ‘horrible’ accident

Saturday August 21 2021

Opposition Chief Whip, Mr John Baptist Nambeshe said he was travelling with his driver and they both emerged from the accident with minor injuries. PHOTO/COMBO


Opposition Chief Whip, Mr John Baptist Nambeshe early Saturday survived what he described as a ‘‘horrible accident.’’

The Eastern opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) party Deputy President told Daily Monitor in an interview that the accident was severe but no one died.

‘‘Some of the doors of my car cannot even open. Word and suspicion has it that the accident was a set up. It was not fatal but the one who knocked me and horribly hit my car got seriously injured,’’ he told Daily Monitor on phone.

The legislator said the misfortune occurred at Mbiiko, near the Nile Bridge, Njeru Municipality- in a place formerly part of Buikwe District.

‘‘I was going to my constituency (Manjiya County, Bududa District) as it is my routine to go there especially on weekends to perform my duties,’’ he said.  

However, Mr Nambeshe told Daily Monitor that he was ‘‘feeling okay’’ but he’s been urged to ‘‘seek medical attention.’’


‘‘I am rushing to a hospital now because a physician told me I need to do more tests to be sure if I didn’t suffer a blood clot or other similar conditions,’’ he disclosed. 

The area police had not issued a statement on the accident by press time.