Former leader of opposition in parliament (LoP) Prof Morris Ogenga Latigo has escaped with minors after getting involved in a fifth road accident along the same Kampala-Guly highway.
In January 2019, Latigo's car overturned at Kalongo village while en route to Kitgum. Just a year before on January 30, 2018, the lawmaker was involved in yet another accident after his vehicle, registration number, UAV 269K rammed into a numberless trailer parked along Kampala highway in Kakooge in Luwero district.
By some coincidence, his 2011 accident was also in January still on the same Gulu-Kampala highway in Kiryandongo district. He was returning from his constituency when his vehicle knocked a cyclist to death.
In October 2009, Latigo survived a fatal accident along the same Kampala-Gulu highway. The accident claimed the lives of his driver, Sam Tabu Onyenya, and girlfriend Innocent Awor who both died on the spot.
He was forced by Awor's family to pay bride price for the dead body and also meet all burial expenses since he had not formally visited them to express his desire to marry their daughter.
In yet another coincidence, this year's accident also occurred in October (Saturday) at 23:50 and on the same Kampala-Gulu highway this time in Lubenge swamp in Nakasongola district. The accident involved Latigo’s car, a Mercedes Benz, reg no. UBG 961D, and a truck, registration UBJ 070B belonging to Victoria Sugar Limited located in Luwero district.
Latigo was heading to Kampala city as the truck which was destined for Victoria Sugar plant located in Luwero. According to a police statement released by ASP Sam Twineamazima, Savannah regional police spokesperson, Latigo who was driving himself at the time, rammed into the stationary truck loaded with sugarcane. The truck which was from Masindi had run out of fuel and parked in the road.
Twineamazima says that Latigo sustained minor injuries and was rushed to Bishop Ceaser Asili hospital for treatment Twineamazima adds that wreckages of both vehicles were towed to Kakooge police station to clear traffic along the highway. Police has since launched a manhunt for the truck driver for causing the accident.