Hoima LC 5 Chairman Kadir Kirungi dead

Deceased Hoima District LC 5 Chairman, Kadir Kirungi. (Image: file)

The Hoima District LC 5 Chairman, Kadir Kirungi, has died in a car crash on his way to Kampala side, according to the Wamala Region police.

Kirungi,47, died together with his body guard, Police Constable Bosco Otim, 25, attached to Hoima police station.

The officer in charge of traffic at Kiboga police station, ASP Julius Lokut, said Kirungi was driving a Prado Land Cruiser vehicle Reg. No. UAH 053Q when a yet to be identified driver of a Fuso lorry Reg. No. UBB 059Z from Kampala heading to Kiboga swerved from his lane to Kirungi’s side; knocking his vehicle.

ASP Lokut said the fugitive driver tried to dodge a pothole when he lost control of the vehicle, knocking Kirungi’s car.

Kirungi and Otim sustained injuries and died on spot at Mataagi Bridge in Mataagi village, Bukomero town council in Kiboga district.

The police are hunting the driver.

The accident took place at around 11pm on Friday, March 17, 2023.

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