By our reporter

Lily Aketch, the head of Kaberamaido Government Prison Assistant Superintendent of Prison has been sent on forced leave, following an accident that claimed the lives of four inmates.

According to Uganda Radio Network, four inmates lost their lives in the accident that occurred along Kaberamaido-Soroti road on Wednesday morning when a tipper lorry registration number UAD 017L lost control, hit a pavement and overturned at Lwala village, Kaberamaido Sub County. 39 others sustained serious injuries.

As a result, Aketch was sent on forced leave on the orders of the Commissioner General of Uganda Prison service, Dr John Byabasaija.

In his directive, Dr Byabasaija ordered Aketch to stay out of office pending investigations into the cause of the accident.

He faulted Aketch for transporting inmates on a dangerous mechanical conditioned tipper lorry.