Kabula County MP James Kakooza transferred to Kampala international Hospital


The Kabula County Member of Parliament (MP) James Kakooza who was involved in an accident on Sunday was on Monday transferred to International Hospital Kampala (IHK) for specialized treatment.

Mr Kakooza is said to have rammed into a boda boda carrying two passengers, one identified as Pastor Enos Kisakye of Lwebiteete Church of God who died immediately.

The MP survived with wounds on his head and fracturing his hand; his body guard and two other men on boda boda also survived but still nursing wounds at Lyantonde Hospital.

The accident occurred at Lwebiteete village, in Kiruhura District after a car, Audi REG No UBB 826A in which the MP was travelling, knocked down a motorcycle.

According to the legislators’ political personal assistant Abel Katunguka, Mr Kakooza is out of danger and he has been transferred to Kampala for further medical treatment after getting injured in the accident.

He said that the legislator’s right hand got a fracture in the accident but they managed to give him first aid. They, however, need to conduct some scans to establish if his internal organs were not affected.
“A health worker who attended to Kakooza after he was admitted said that he was out of danger and they advised his relatives to transfer him to Kampala for further medical attention where he will also go under thoroughly scanning,” Mr Katunguka said.

Our efforts to talk to the Police about what could have caused the accident are still futile. Richard Musisi, the Officer in Charge of traffic at Lyantonde District who was present at the scene said that the information will be availed at the right time.

An eye witness revealed that the MP was speeding and knocked a boda boda from the back after his car failed to break upon reaching them (the boda boda and its passengers).

This is the second time in a period of one month for Kakooza to be involved in accidents. The recent incident occurred at Mpigi along Masaka-Kampala highway where he also knocked down a motorcyclist to death.
In 2008, also Kakooza survived after his vehicle veered off the road and rolled several times while traveling to Bukanga in Mbarara District.

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