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Man charged with reckless driving after knocking dead Kampala fruit vendor

Police in Kampala are holding a 49-year-old bus driver for allegedly knocking dead a fruit vendor in Kampala.

Police say Michael Omoding while driving a bus registration number UAS 437 P on Wednesday knocked Lillian Babirye, 16, who was vending fruits along Kyaggwe road.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire says investigations to establish the actual cause of the accident are underway.

“It was very unfortunate but we are not yet certain of what happened. We are investigating whether the driver lost control of the vehicle or the vehicle had a deserving problem. Details will be provided later,” Mr Owoyesigyire says.

He however, adds that the driver who is currently detained at Kampala Central Police Station has been charged with reckless driving.

“He is with us and he has been charged with driving recklessly and leading to death of a human being,” Owoyesigyire revealed.

He said the suspect will be arraigned before court any time.
Meanwhile, the deputy mayor of Kampala Central Division, Sam Gombya described the incident as unfortunate and added that he had advised vendors along that road to relocate their businesses to safer places.

“I personally went there and advised them to leave the place because it was so dangerous. They are operating their businesses near a busy road.

It’s a pity that we lost a life there but again, I am still appealing to them to leave such places and operate their businesses in places that have order,” Mr Gombya said.

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