The police in Mpigi are currently conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of a parent who was involved in a car accident shortly after dropping off his children at Gombe Secondary School.
The deceased, Mr. Sulaiman Sserugoti Kadogo, aged 51, held the positions of chairperson for Kasanja Central Village and chairperson for the ruling NRM party in Kasanje Town Council, Wakiso District.
He was driving a vehicle with the registration number UBF 945M, and in the same car were his daughter (only identified as Nakazzi) and two grandchildren.
Fortunately, the three passengers survived the accident but sustained injuries. They were promptly transported to Mulago National Referral Hospital for medical treatment.
An eyewitness to the incident, Mr. Vincent Kizito Mutalemwa, provided an account of the accident. According to Mr. Mutalemwa, when Mr. Kadogo reached Sseta Village on the Mpigi–Kanoni Road, the vehicle suddenly swerved off the road and ended up in a trench.
Mr. Mutalemwa suggested that the driver was speeding and talking on the phone at the time of the accident. Tragically, Mr. Kadogo lost his life instantly while behind the steering wheel.
Mr. Karim Majid, the acting spokesperson for the Katonga regional police, has stated that investigations are underway to determine the precise cause of the crash.
He mentioned that the police’s traffic department will release a comprehensive statement once they have gathered sufficient evidence and completed their investigation.
Prior to the accident, Mr. Kadogo had dropped off one of his children at Pride College School in Mpigi before proceeding to Gombe Secondary School. It was reported that his wife had also taken their other children to a different school in Masaka before receiving the devastating news of her husband’s passing.