The presidential motorcade has today knocked and injured three people on a Bodaboda along the Northern Bypass.

Senior Superintendent of Police –SSP Rogers Nsereko Kawuma, the Kampala Metropolitan traffic police commander said the convoy knocked the bodaboda rider and his passengers at around 11am at a Masanafu, which is between Busega and Namungoona.

Kawuma explained that all the passengers and the rider on the Bodaboda were evacuated to hospital but with serious injuries. “No one died, the passengers are still alive but with serious injuries and the president wasn’t in the convoy; it was an empty convoy,” Kawuma said.

A video clip that has made rounds on social shows three people on the tarmac crying for help while one of the victims was motionless. A woman is heard in the video saying that the victims had been knocked by the President’s mobile “toilet”.

“The president’s convoy has knocked people at the Northern Bypass. The toilet driver is the one who knocked them. The other vehicles had passed but the ‘toilet’ driver has knocked these people. The toilet driver has knocked these people…,” a woman is heard repeatedly saying in Luganda in a shaky voice.

In the video, soldiers dressed in Special Forces Command- SFC and Presidential Protection Unit –PPU are scene checking on the victims scattered on the tarmac.

SFC Spokesperson, Maj Jimmy Omara, said a statement was being prepared over the same.

The President is guaranteed right of way and road users are at all times advised to give way to his convoy. However, sometimes boda boda riders and drivers tend to miscalculate the distance remaining for the convoy to pass and they end up getting knocked.

Not only people have antagonized the President’s motorcade but animals too. In 2020, Museveni compensated a man after his goat was knocked at Bweyogerere. The owner was paid 800,000 shillings.

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