By Mulema Najibu
Police in Mbarara District have arrested a Stanbic bank worker, Dastan Atwijukire, 29, for allegedly knocking dead three people and injuring two at Milo two along Mbarara-Masaka road.
The victims were according to police returning from New Year prayers in Mbarara town whereas Atwijukire was on his way to Kampala where he works from when he rammed into a group of people thus killing three and injuring two of them.
The suspect was driving a Toyota Gaia Registration Number UAR 786Q by the time of the accident
The deceased were identified as Maria Nkurumbi 58, from Kabateraine village, Edith Twaziwa Naziwa 26 of Katojo and Nakyeyune Decakiwe 17 from Kakiika Mbarara.
The injured are Noelina Tumuhimbise and Mercy Kyomukama who sustained serious injuries and were admitted to Mayanja Memorial Hospital.
Rwizi region police spokesperson, Ibin Senkumbi said the deceased were taken to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital as investigations into the cause of the accident continue.
‘’The bodies of the dead were taken to Mbarara regional referral hospital pending investigations into the cause of the accident but we suspect that Atwijukire was driving under the influence of alcohol,” Senkumbi said.