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Police identify woman killed by Lumumba's convoy

Kasule Lumumba's (R) car

Police has identified the woman killed in a motor accident involving the convoy of the NRM secretary general, Justine Lumumba Kasule as Jane Namara.

Lumumba's convoy rammed into Namara at Kajjansi along Entebbe road this afternoon as she was crossing the road.  

According to Rogers Mulindwa, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) communications officer, Namara was reportedly talking on phone when she was knocked.

Initially, Mulindwa claimed that Namara 'reluctantly rammed into' Lumumba's vehicle drawing angry protests from social media. He however, retracted the statement and apologized for the inconveniences caused.
 
Charles Ssebambulidde, the Traffic police spokesperson, says a team of traffic personnel is already investigating the matter.

"Details are still scanty but we have already deployed traffic officers," Sebambulidde told URN.

Information obtained by URN indicates that Lumumba was traveling in convoy comprised of four vehicles led by a lead police vehicle.

Jack Musinguzi, a trader who witnessed the accident says, "The lady tried to cross the road after two of the convoy vehicles had passed. Lumumba's car then ran into her."
 
About a year ago, the inspector general of police (IGP) Kale Kayihura warned politicians and businessmen from using lead cars and sirens to create way on grounds that only emergency situations required right a right of way.

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0 #1 Didaz 2017-07-17 18:57
How unfortuanate!
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0 #2 Gwok 2017-07-17 23:19
We remember the Madam's "shoot to kill" call of last year, to which we should now add "drive to kill".
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0 #3 masoobbo 2017-07-18 07:25
Was Lumumba's motorcade detained at and by police as investigations start?

What was left at the scene of this crime?
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+1 #4 fkaramagi 2017-07-18 07:44
Problem with Entebbe Road, every small fish thinks they have right of way and police obliges.

Quote: "Kale Kayihura warned politicians and businessmen from using lead cars"

This is empty talk. Do the politicians and businessmen grab the lead cars from police stations?
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+3 #5 Eddy 2017-07-18 07:55
These politicians have no shame. What qualififies Lumumba using a convoy of 4 cars; all on tax payers?

And to their inconvenience of traffic and abuse.
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+1 #6 WADADA rogers 2017-07-18 08:20
So does Lumumba qualify for the right of way or it is her lugezigezi of wanting to appear big and important
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0 #7 Gwok 2017-07-18 23:15
"... About a year ago, the inspector general of police (IGP) Kale Kayihura warned politicians and businessmen from using lead cars and sirens to create way on grounds that only emergency situations required right a right of way...."

Absolutely correct. And secondly, a convoy must have an identiable lead car and an identifiable tail car, both appropriately lighted / marked.

Thirdly, aximum speed limits apply to convoys too. Further, as Gen KK indicated there are clear rules on the use of sirens and flashing lights (including the visual colour of that light).
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