Law Student Killed in Boda-boda, Truck Road Crash

The victim under the truck tyres. Photo Courtesy

Tears are rolling in the family of the law student, Jalia Nakiboneka, whose life has been cut shot this afternoon in a road crash at Makerere Kavule road, Kawempe division, in Kampala.

Nakiboneka, who was on a Boda-boda crashed to death at around 1:50 pm when the Boda-boda riders attempted to overtake but, in the process, the motorcycle was hit by the Mercedes Benz truck.

The victim landed under the tyres thus her head was reduced to pieces that were collected on the road by police. Traffic police spokesperson, ASP Faridah Nampiima, said Nakiboneka was a student of the Law Development Centre -LDC, Lira City campus.

“The rider of the motorcycle took off immediately after the accident. The body of the deceased was conveyed to the city mortuary for post-mortem. May the soul of the deceased Rest in Eternal peace,” ASP Nampiima said.

Statistics released by traffic police show 257 people were killed in road crashes between October 1 and 29 across the country but the majority of the victims were Boda-boda riders and their passengers.

Among the road tragedies of October was the Thursday incident at Kabuusu in Lubaga division, in Kampala where an Isuzu Elf lost control and rammed into Boda-boda riders at the roundabout killing five people on spot and leaving seven others in critical condition.

On the same day, five perished in Soroti during a road crash. This was followed by other five deaths in Arua when the mobile market truck loaded with passengers rammed into a building and killed vendors on spot. Last night six people died in Yumbe when a policeman allegedly shot tyres of a truck loaded with illegal and young boys.