A National Unity Platform (NUP) supporter lost his life and ten others sustained minor injuries.
The incident occurred as the convoy, accompanying NUP president Mr Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu commonly known as Bobi Wine, was en route to Kigorobya sub-county in Hoima district to attend a campaign rally for the party’s candidate in the Hoima district by-election.
Mr. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Mr. Norman Mugisa, a resident of Kiryatete.
According to Hakiza, the fatal crash occurred when Mr Mugisa was struck by unknown vehicles and motorcycles within the convoy.
He said the deceased was a technician from Buhimba town council in Kikuube district, and was a passenger on one of the unidentified motorcycles involved.
He sadly died at the scene of the road crash. The injured victims, whose identities are yet to be established, were promptly rushed to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital for medical treatment.
Hakiza attributed the cause of the road crash to reckless driving and speeding saying earlier in the day they had issued warnings to all drivers to prioritize safety and refrain from speeding within convoys.
Police say the deceased’s body has been handed over to his family. END.