As the annual biggest Catholic Church event nears, it is a horrible experience for some Christians. Yesterday, a caravan of ill-fated Kenyans who have been on miles of their journey from Nairobi were severely killed in a nasty accident along the Iganga-Jinja highway.
Several others were also injured according to emerging police reports. The accident occurred at Bugodi village, Milingire parish in Butagombwe sub-county where a commuter taxi, registered under number, UBD 860W lost control and swept through the caravan killing four on spot.
The deceased have been identified as Joselyn Wanjala, Sarah Ajambo, Pelvic Malinde, and Geoffrey Agaga all who are Kenyan nationals. The rest of the injured are hospitalized at Iganga referral hospital in the emergency and accidents ward.
Eyewitnesses have accused the driver of reckless driving and apparently, he is on the run amid a manhunt launched by the Iganga police OC, Asp. Beatrice Apiny.
Locals have partially attributed the accident to the reluctance of police which is meant to give these pilgrims some protection and right of way and in the words of Sarah Nangobi,
“Police wastes ample time running up and down with opposition politicians yet pilgrims need their protection”.
Currently, the Kenyan embassy in Kampala has not yet released any official communication about the incident.