RUKUNGIRI: Police in Rukungiri district are investigating circumstances under which a UPDF officer was killed by wild animals in Queen Elizabeth National park .
Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson Identified the deceased as Private Ndyanabo Patrick aged 32 years number RA 222890 a Munyankole UPDF Officer, a resident of Ncwera barracks in Queen Elizabeth National park Rwenshama parish Bwambara Sub county Rukungiri district.
Maate said that on 25/02/2023 , the deceased left the barracks and went to Rwenshama land site for unknown reasons, on his way back to the barracks walking on foot at around 04:00am on 26/02/3023 in Queen Elizabeth National park, it’s believed that he met wild animals which claimed his life.
He said that at around 07:00am on 26/02/2023, a boda-boda rider coming from Rwenshama, by passed Ncwera barracks and informed the barracks administration that he had seen unidentified dead body lying alongside the road in the park.
The police spokesperson narrated that the intelligence officer, sent a team of UPDF Officers to the scene who identified the deceased as their fellow officer by the names of private Ndyanabo Patrick.
Police was informed, Scene visited, examined and documented by District CID Rukungiri, CI, Soco UWA, UPDF Officers, postmortem done at Scene , body handed over to the UPDF Officers for further arrangements.
The Police Spokesperson notes that cases of the sudden death were registered at Rukungiri District under reference number DEF 001/2023.
Rwandan vehicle knocks dead a boda boda ridder in Kabale
Police in Kabale District is also investigating circumstances under which a Rwandan driver knocked dead a boda boda ridder at Kabaraga hills along Kabale Mbarara highway in Kabale district
The Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson Elly Maate identified the deceased as only Ismail aged 22 years old resident of Kamwezi in Rukiga district who was riding a motorcycle registration number UFP 347U Bajaj Boxer
Maate said that a Rwandan vechle registration number RL 3593 FAW white in colour of un identified driver broken down Trailer
Speaking with our reporter, Maate said that the Cause of the accident was reckless ridding by the Deceased.
This occurred on saturday 25th/02/2023 at about 21:20hours at Kabaraga hills along Kabale Mbarara highway in Kabale district.
He revealed that the rider was rushed to Kabale regional referral Hospital for treatment but passed on moments later after reaching causality ward.
Scene was visited by PC Ssekandi James and team and the motor cycle towed to Traffic police yard pending inspection by IOV.
The Police Spokesperson notes that Case of serious road accident were registered at Kabale District under reference number TAR 24/2023
By Ambrose Kweronda