KAMPALA – The Police at Old Kampala have launched investigations to establish the circumstances under which a Subaru Driver rammed through the gate of the City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s home.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson – Luke Oweyesigyire, the accident happened on Saturday evening when a Silver Subaru Reg. No. UAJ 704K, allegedly lost control, bumping into the residence of the Lord Mayor located along Lukwago Road in Mengo, Lubaga division.
Oweyesigyire confirmed that Old Kampala Police Station, which had registered the accident, established that the vehicle had two occupants; the driver identified as Fred Kiweewa, in addition to a female passenger only identified as Mariam.
According to Oweyesigyire, Mariam was admitted at Mulago Hospital after sustaining minor injuries while Kiweewa – the driver was detained at Old Kampala Police to assist in investigations.
The Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, who took to his social media platforms after the accident, described scenario as weird and horrible. He asserted that an ‘overhasty’ and ‘reckless’ driver had rammed through the main entrance to his house, forcing the gate open before striking into at the entrance to the sitting room.
“The huge bang shook the whole house and the children who were watching soccer in sitting room started wailing,” narrated Lukwago, before adding that the family was safe although some members were locked into the situation of the nervous shock.
“I’m yet to understand the cause of this bizarre incident, which has badly ravaged my home! We’ve called Police who are yet to arrive,” recounted Lukwago.
But Owoyesigyire in a statement noted: “Our team responded at the residence of the Lord Mayor to establish the facts behind the accident, and more findings will be communicated in due course.”
Additional reporting by URN