BUDAKA: Police Names Two Boys Knocked Dead By Speeding Mbale City Bound Car

By Weswa Ronnie




Traffic police in Budaka district has identified two boys knocked dead earlier today, Wednesday, 12th June, 2024 by a Hit and Run Vehicle.


According to the acting Spokesperson Bukedi North region police, SP Semewo Samuel, the deceased are Jobi Stephen 15 yrs old and a pupil at Kamonkoli mixed p/s and Mweru Kasim 11 yrs old, a pupil at Nyanza II Primary School. Both are residents of Nyanza village, Kamonkoli town council in Budaka district.


It alleged that Jobi was carrying his friend Kasim on a bicycle on Mbale- Tirinyi high Way at around 7:30AM.


“When the two reached around Kamonkoli town opposite Mapple Cottages, a speeding unidentified motor vehicle hit them and the two died on spot,” says Semewo.


An eyewitness says the speeding vehicle was from Tirinyi side heading to Mbale on a terrible speed.


Immediately, police reached at the scene of crash and carried the bodies of the juveniles to Budaka H/C IV for postmortem examination.


The report was registered on TAR 062/2024 as efforts to trace for the motor vehicle are in place and inquiries at hand.



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