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Govt driver sent to jail for knocking protestor to death

By Davis Mugabi

A driver with Kagadi District Local Government has been sent to jail for knocking to death a protestor.

Tibikira Stephen, 38, and a driver for Kagadi Local Government, caused the death of a person in a road accident on February 26, 2024. 

The deceased, identified as Magezi Tuhaise, aged 25 years and a resident of Rwenzori Cell, Kayanja Parish, Mayirirwe Subcounty, in Kagadi District, was knocked dead while demonstrating against the poor road conditions on Muhoro Ndaiga Road.

The driver, Tibikira, voluntarily handed himself over to the police on February 27, 2024, and has since been detained at Kagadi Central Police Station. 

Today, he appeared before the Kagadi Magistrate Court on charges of causing death through careless driving, as per Section 108 of the Traffic Offences Act of 2020. 

He has been remanded to Kagadi Government Prison until March 26, 2024.

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