Two people have been confirmed dead following an accident during the campaign of the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu in Buikwe on Monday.
The duo died at Kawolo hospital in Lugazi municipality where they were admitted on Monday after sustaining serious injuries in the accident.
Jonathan Ssempala and Robert Kigozi were among six people admitted that were seriously injured in an accident during Kyagulanyi’s campaign processions.
Reports indicate that the accident happened at midday at Nagojje where police stopped Kyagulanyi's convoy from accessing Namataba and Kayanja trading centers.
Police fired teargas to disperse the NUP supporters who were forming processions and following Kyagulanyi’s convoy. The accident victims were driving in a Super Custom vehicle, which lost control and overturned.
The others who are still in the hospital have been identified as; Juma Wassaja, Moses Sentongo, Meddy Sebandeke and Margret Ssimbwa.
Meawhile, 5 other people were rushed to and admitted at Mukono General Hospital with serious injuries they sustained in the campaign trail. One is a journalist working with Salt TV Eric Yiga, who is admitted at Mukono International Hospital after being knocked by a Boda boda cyclist.
Victims claim most of the accidents are avoidable once police sticks to its role of protecting citizens instead brutalizing them.
The NUP party flag bearer for Nakifuma County parliamentary seat Fred Ssimbwa Kaggwa also nearly lost his wife Margret Ssimbwa who was knocked. Police are investigating the incidents.