Police boss succumbs to injuries sustained in nasty accident
By Davis Mugabi
An officer at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police – ASP – has succumbed to injuries following a nasty accident he was involved in last evening.
ASP Richard Kato Asiimwe died this morning, a well-placed source tells Kampala Gazette.
By the time of his death, Kato was the Community Liaisons Officer – Rukiga district.
The Annual Crime Report 2022 released Wednesday shows that 4, 534 road users died in accidents last year compared to 4, 159 deaths in 2021.
According to the report, 1, 404 riders died compared to 1, 390 in 2021. The report shows that 552 passengers on motorcycles died in 2022 compared to 528 in 2021. Most of these accidents happened between 1pm and 8pm.
In general, the Traffic and Road Safety Director of Police registered 20, 394 accidents in 2022. Of these, 3, 901 were fatal, 10, 776 were serious while 5, 717 were minor accidents.