A male individual slated to travel to Mbarara District on Thursday, October 19, collapsed and passed away at Kisenyi Bus Terminal in Kampala District’s Central Division.
According to Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police, the deceased was identified as Dickson Namanya, who had been feeling unwell before his sudden death.
“A sad incident occurred at Kisenyi Bus Terminal, Central Division, Kampala, where Namanya, a passenger on the Swift Bus heading to Mbarara, suddenly and tragically passed away,” stated Owoyesigyire. The incident took place around 2:00 PM, as reported by Javira Kiwana, an attendant at the terminal. Namanya, visibly unwell, had stopped at the terminal’s facilities but passed away just outside the restroom before entering.
Preliminary investigations indicate that Namanya was indeed a passenger, having obtained a ticket for the Swift Bus service to Mbarara.
Following the distressing occurrence, the Muzaana Police Post promptly registered a case of sudden death. Officers from the Divisional Scene of Crime Office were dispatched to the scene to conduct a comprehensive investigation.
Owoyesigyire mentioned that Namanya’s body has been transported to Mulago Hospital for further examination and an autopsy.
“The Police inquiry is already in progress to ascertain the cause of this unexpected tragedy. Our thoughts are with Namanya’s family and friends during this challenging period,” he added.