Namanve Accident Claims 3


With only 8 days to the election exercise, malady the opposition FDC has commenced the process of selecting eminent persons to oversee the transition of power in case they win the 2016 elections.

“Dr Besigye’s transition committee that will commence work from 17th February until when Kizza-Besigye takes oath in May is being formed, website like this ” said FDC official, more about Moses Byamugisha on Wednesday.

ChimpReports is yet to obtain the list of committee members for this purpose.

But insiders said the committee is likely to be headed by a former official in Buganda Kingdom.

The development comes at a time of heightened tensions ahead of the February 18 elections.

Dr Besigye has in the last few weeks managed to mobilise huge crowds at his rallies, creating the perception of a possible win.

However, NRM officials say crowds do not win elections, adding Besigye’s popularity is only urban-centred.

Nevertheless, speaking in July last year, Besigye said Uganda must have a transitional government to set the rules for the future after Museveni leaves power.

“What this country needs is a transition; and by whatever way the NRM junta end; in whatever form it ends, even if it is voted out, there will have to be a transitional period in which to restructure the state,” said Besigye.

Recent opinion polls have put Besigye and Amama Mbabazi behind President Yoweri Museveni who has been in power since 1986.

Other candidates in the race include Prof Venansius Baryamureeba, Joseph Mabirizi, Abed Bwanika, Maureen Kyalya and Benon Biraaro.
Police are investigating a disastrous accident in Namanve on the Kampala-Jinja Road in which a trailer loaded with cement rammed into two vehicles and killed three people on spot.

The accident occurred yesterday Tuesday, health at around 6:00pm when the truck registration number UAB474Q coming from Tororo collided with a Toyota Premio UAU870C and a Spacio UAR266X at Namanve just after Red Pepper Publication offices.

Three people died on spot whereas four others were rushed for treatment with serious injuries.

Patrick Onyango the police spokesperson Kampala metropolitan says they have not yet identified the dead but the driver of the trailer was among them.

He adds that they were yet to pinpoint the exactly cause of the accident but believe this was due to a mechanical problem of the trailer which failed to brake ramming into other vehicles.

Bodies were pulled out of the wreckage and together with the injured, taken to Mulago National Referral Hospital.


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