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Fr Mudduse, Taxi driver perish in Kyankwanzi accident

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Fr Mudduse, Taxi driver perish in Kyankwanzi accident

The police in Kyankwanzi are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal accident that claimed the lives of two individuals. The incident occurred at Bekiina-Kyenda village, Butemba subcounty, along the Kiboga-Kyankwanzi highway in Kyankwanzi district on 26/11/2023 at1900hrs.

The vehicles involved were UAW 369C Suzuki and UBN 282P Toyota Hiace. The deceased individuals have been identified as Nabirwa John Paul, a resident of Nansana and the driver of the Toyota Hiace, and Rev. Fr. Mudduse Lawrence Yawe, the driver of the Suzuki and resident of St Augustine parish Lwebisiriza in Kyankwanzi district.

According to SP Racheal Kawala, the PRO Wamala, preliminary findings suggest that the Suzuki driver, coming from the Kiboga side, attempted to avoid a motorcycle ahead of him. In doing so, he collided head-on with the Toyota Hiace, which was en route from Kyankwanzi to Kiboga. The Hiace overturned, leading to the immediate death of the driver, Nabirwa, and Fr. Mudduse succumbed on the way to the hospital.

A yet-to-be-specified number of passengers in the Toyota Hiace sustained injuries and were transported to various health facilities by first responders. Only two victims, Bigirwa Joseph (54 years old) and Naigaga Margaret (45 years old), have been identified and are currently receiving treatment at St. Peter’s Hospital in Kiboga.

The scene of the accident has been visited, documented, and both vehicles are now parked at Kyenda Police Post pending further inspection by the investigating officer. Inquiries into the incident are still ongoing.

Rev. Fr. Mudduse was a liturgy professor at St. Paul’s National Major Seminary Kinyamatsika, Fort Portal for over 10 years before he left in 2019. Many Christians and colleagues have mourned him not only for his works at the seminary, but also an eloquent and good writer. He was also a journalist.

“Fr. Lawrence was a teacher of Liturgy at Kinyamasika for over 10 years before he left in 2019. He was currently serving in his Diocese of Kiyinda Mityana before he met his death in a terrible motor accident. Lawrence was a very eloquent and brilliant person. A good writer and with exquisite oratory proficiency.
He was keen on particulars and was a moving archive with details on many issues. He played with words to blend his scriptory and oratory skills. We shall miss his brilliance!” wrote one of his brother priests, Fr. Dr. Sunday Patrick, professor of Dogma at the St Paul’s Seminary Kinyamasika.

May the souls of the deceased persons rest in eternal peace.

Sarah K. Biryomumaisho is a Multimedia journalist (Broadcast & Writing) with 11 years of experience. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Makerere Business Institute and a Certificate in Media Management from Women in News. She completed a Course in Wikimedia in 2020, making her one of the very few Wikipedia Editors in the country. She also has a certificate in Gender Justice Reporting from The International Women's Media Foundation, IWMF. She has worked with a number of media houses including 6 Radio stations, most recently Galaxy fm 100.2 & Radio 4. She has worked with Andariya Magazine as a writer. Sarah worked as a Digital Communications consultant for the newly revived Uganda Airlines and is also a Digital enthusiast. She owns a Media Organization called TheUgPost that publishes in Uganda and has a global reach. Twitter; https://twitter.com/BiryomumaishoB

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