An irate mob on Monday morning set ablaze a vehicle, registration number UAM 617D after its owner, a one Gerald Kayondo struck a taxi driver with a hoe following an accident and altercation between the two.
The incident happened along Hoima Road, Yesu Amala in Nansana Town Council, Wakiso District.
According to an eye witness, the taxi driver identified as Richard Sseruga while trying to beat jam by driving on shoulders, brushed Kayondo’s car.
Kayondo got out, charged at Sseruga and an altercation ensued before Kayondo sneaked back quietly to his car and emerged with a tiny hoe which he used to dig into Sseruga’s head.
“We thought he was done when he went back to his car but he returned suddenly with ‘akakumbi’ (small hoe), which he used to hit the taxi driver on the head,” a witness revealed to Nile Post.
The crowd who were watching the incidents on seeing Kayondo’s act, joined in and mobbed him, before rolling his car and setting it on fire. It took the intervention of police to tear Kayondo away from the crowd before detaining him at Nansana police station on charges of causing grievous bodily harm.
Kayondo on the other hand was rushed by residents to hospital as he was bleeding profusely.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, Police has deployed at the scene and sealed it off as investigations into the incident continue.
Earlier there were reports that it was a UPDF officer who hit the taxi driver with a hoe and had his car set ablaze. Nile Post can reliably have confirmed there was no UPDF officer involved.
When contacted for verification, the UPdF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire said; No UPDF personnel or vehicle got involved in an accident in Nansana this morning as is circulating on social media. M/V Land Cruiser UAM 617D driven by civilian Gerard Kayondo is the one that was involved.Details are with Police.