Police to launch new traffic operations after Katonga accident that claimed 13 Tanzanians

By Shamim Nateebwa:

The police chief General Kale Kayihura blames the increased deaths resulting from road accidents on laxity among police officers and road users.

Kayihura was speaking at the city mortuary during a requiem mass in honor of the 13 Tanzanian who perished in the Katonga accident along the Kampala- Masaka high way on Sunday night.

He has urged religious leaders to work with police and sensitize the public on road safety.

He said the government of Uganda will meet all funeral expenses of the deceased and medical expenses for the 6 injured persons that are nursing wounds at Nsambya hospital.

Meanwhile, while addressing mourners, the All Saints Cathedral Provost Rev Micheal Mukwana challenged government officials to stop politicking and focus on developmental issues like constructing good roads.

He also commended Katonga Region Police spokesperson, Philip Mukasa recovering at least 60% of the deceased’s property.

The bodies of the deceased have been transported to Tanzania for burial.