In Summary
  • Kawooya and his wife had travelled from Koboko to Mbarara to witness the installation of Mbarara District Khadi, Sheikh Abdulla Mukwaya who replaced the late Sheikh Ahammed Kwikiriza who died in a car accident on the eve of Iddi Day in 2017.

Mpigi- Six people including the Resident District Commissioner of Koboko District, Isaac Kawooya have this morning perished in a vile accident along Kampala- Masaka highway.

Mr Joseph Musana, the acting Katonga regional police spokesperson identified the other victims as; Haji Abudallah Muwonge, 54, of Nyamitanga Mbarara, Anastasie Mukakamali, 66, from Rwanda, Abed Mansoor Ssemanda of Kakoba Mbarara, Aharizira Christine, 25, of Mutojo Ntugamo and her five-year-old female child.

Deceased. Isaac Kawoya.

The accident happened at Mpambire swamp on Friday morning when a Toyota Premio registration number UAZ 417D allegedly collided with a trailer registration number T513 DNK/T881 DNG, at around 6am.

Police say the accident happened when the trailer was overtaking another (all belonging to Makundi Transport and General Supplies Co. Ltd, Tanzania) and collided head-on with the speeding Premio which was coming from the opposite direction.

The vehicle at the accident scene

Kawooya and his wife had travelled from Koboko to Mbarara to witness the installation of Mbarara District Khadi, Sheikh Abdulla Mukwaya who replaced the late Sheikh Ahammed Kwikiriza who died in a car accident on the eve of Iddi Day in 2017.

The Koboko Municipality MP and Investment Minister, Ms Evelyn Anite described Kawooya as a nationalist, saying he will be greatly missed.

The bodies have been taken to Mulago National Referral Hospital for post mortem.