RUKUNGIRI! 47-year-old man killed in hit and run accident

ASP. Elly Maate

The territorial police in Rukungiri district are currently looking for the driver of a white Suzuki motor vehicle who killed a pedestrian on the Ntungamo-Rukungiri road.

According to the statement released by police today, on 20/6/2023 at around 07:47pm, while the Suzuki Motor vehicle driver was coming from Ntungamo side heading to Rukungiri Town, he ran into the hump where he knocked Mubangizi Musa, a 47-year-old resident of Katunga cell Buyanja sub county Rukungiri district, who was crossing the road.

According to ASP. Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police spokeswoman, the motor vehicle fled the scene after the incident, while the victim died on the way to Nyakibale hospital.

The victim’s body was brought to the deceased’s home in Katunga cell Buyanja Sub County Rukungiri District for autopsy.

Maate adds that the crime scene was attended by Cpl oketayot and PC Owiny, and that efforts to recover both the vehicle and the driver are underway, with the command center being kept updated.

Maate further stated that further inquiries into the matter are currently being conducted by police traffic Rukungiri in order to bring the perpetrator before the courts of law to answer charges.

The hit-and-run case was recorded at Rukungiri police station under reference number TAR 64/2023.