Former Makerere VC Prof. Baryamureeba arrested over knocking woman dead

Former Makerere University vice chancellor and 2016 presidential candidate, Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has been arrested over knocking a woman dead in Muyenga.  

The fatal accident happened 1st Jul 2020 at 1 pm around the Kibuli-Muyenga junction, Makindye division, Kampala. Police said the deceased was identified by people who knew her as Mariam Jagenda. Her body was taken to Mulago City Mortuary for postmortem.

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Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said Baryamureeba is being detained at Kabalagala police station. 

Owoyesigyire added that Baryamureeba was driving a vehicle with a personalised number plate, ‘U’ when he rammed into two women killing one on spot.

“Kabalagala police station are investigating a fatal accident that has claimed the life of one person. The vehicle registration number “U” being driven by Prof Baryamureeba knocked two female pedestrians and a perimeter wall, killing one person on spot,” said Owoyesigyire.

“The second victim Mariam Namusoke is still admitted at Mulago hospital. The suspect Prof Baryamureeba is detained at Kabalagala police station as investigations into the cause of the accident are underway,” said Owoyesigyire.

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Police have parked the vehicle at police yard pending inspector of vehicles to examine it. Police suspect Baryamureeba could have been overspeeding at the time when he knocked down the two women.

Story courtesy of the Observer.

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