Kenyan Truck driver found dead in Elegu

Posted: 2021-09-14T13:17:09Z
Kenyan Truck driver found dead in Elegu

A Kenyan trucker has been found dead at Elegu Township, the Uganda – South Sudan border.


Detectives from Aswa River Region Police Headquarters in Gulu City say the deceased identified as Hersi Abdiriza, 45, was found dead in his guest house room in Lorikwor West Ward, Elegu Town Council in Amuru District around 6:48 am on Tuesday. 


Abdiriza’s colleague Osuman Ibrahim reported the death to the police. 


Osuman who is a businessman in Elegu, said the deceased was enroute to the South Sudan capital, Juba to deliver cargo. 


The Aswa Police Public Relations Officer David Ongom Mudong, says that preliminary information reveals that the deceased was not feeling well upon his arrival in Elegu on September 13, 2021 since he was on medication prescribed from Kenya.


Mudong explained that they are investigating a case of sudden death vide Elegu CRB 131/2021. 


Another driver was hired to drive the deceased’s truck to Juba to deliver goods, and relevant statements have already been recorded to aid investigations.  


The deceased’s body has been conveyed to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital for post-mortem pending handover to the relatives for burial as inquiries continue.