MBALE - Three people were killed in a tragic road accident that occurred at Saala village in Kibuku district along the Mbale-Tirinyi highway on Wednesday night. The deceased have since been identified as Mohammed Ntege - the bus driver and resident of Namakwekwe ward in the Mbale City Northern Division, and two minors whose identities were yet to be established. According to Immaculate Alaso, the North Bukedi Police spokesperson, the YY bus Reg. No. UBG 400C was travelling from Kampala to Mbale when the driver lost control – overturning several times. Several other passengers said to have sustained injuries are currently receiving medical attention at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. Alaso stated that the police had launched an investigation into the accident to determine its cause. The names of the injured passengers were yet unknown. Meanwhile, in yet another gun-violence – a private security guard attached to Saracen – Tororo branch was arrested and detained at the Central Police Station – CPS on Wednesday for reportedly shooting and killing a colleague. Moses Kedi, a guard attached to Saracen Uganda Limited, was arrested near the home of the Quarry Manager of Tororo Cement in the senior quarters’ cell, East division, Tororo Municipality where he and the slain colleague were watching over before the incident. Tororo District Police Commander - Adams Kimuli noted that preliminary investigations revealed that Kedi used a pump action rifle to shoot his colleague identified as John Okudi at around 8:00am, killing him instantly. He confirmed that Kedi had been arrested alongside one person who allegedly witnessed the fight. Claire Apoya, a neighbour narrated that she heard a quarrel between the two guards and a gunshot minutes later – adding that that by the time neighbours responded to the shots, the other guard had breathed his last – intercepting Kedi and handing him over to police authorities. Kevin Mwambu, the Saracen assistant Tororo branch manager, said the gruesome incident occurred just hours after the guards briefing in, which they had been cautioned against the misuse of guns.
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