By Scovia Kansiime
Four Kenyan pilgrims have been killed in an accident in Iganga district.
According to police, the four were part of a group of 100 Kenyan pilgrims destined for Namugongo ahead of the Martyrs day celebrations slated for 3rd July 2019.
The accident involved a taxi Reg.no UBD 760W, which also left seven others injured.
The incident occurred today 26th, May, 2019, at around 5:30 am at Bulaga village, along the Iganga –Jinja highway.
Two of the pilgrims who died on the spot have been identified as Obanga Ashiuma Geoffrey, 48 of Naitiri, Bungoma and Roseline Wanjala 51yrs, of Kisoko, Busia.
Two others succumbed to the injuries at Nakavule Hospital and have been identified as Sara Adiambo Ouko of Busia and Madinde Evelyn, also of Busia Kenya.
The injured include Gladys Malinda, Mary Cossillota and Cavan Namwalo.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says that that a specialized traffic investigation team was immediately dispatched to the area, has in its preliminary findings, indicated the cause of the accident as reckless driving
He further revealed that all territorial commanders have been instructed to effectively secure all pilgrims on their way to Namugongo, to avoid a repeat of the tragic occurrence.