A senior UPDF officer attached to Nakasongola Air Defence Unit has died in a motor accident.

Col David Katorogo died in the accident on Wednesday at about 8:40 am Kagavu village on the Mityana -Mubende Highway.

Col Katorogo was driving a Toyota Landcruiser Reg No: H4DF 970.

He died on the spot.

His wife, Ms Beatrice Asimwe, his unidentified son, and Mr Masin Guma, the bodyguard sustained

serious injuries. They are admitted to Mubende Referral Hospital.

The Police Traffic and Road Safety Directorate Spokesperson, Mr Charles Ssebambulidde, says Katorogo lost control of the vehicle which veered off the road and overturned.

Relatedly, the Deputy Prime Minister, Kirunda Kivejinja, was yesterday evening involved in a fatal motor accident on his way to Namisindwa district.

Kivejinja was heading to Namisindwa to campaign for NRM party candidates for the district chairmanship George Opus and Grace Watua Namuhura for the Woman MP.

Kivejinja is one of the senior party leaders deployed by President Museveni to solicit votes for party candidates ahead of the by-election in the five newly created districts. The new districts include Bunyangabu , Kyotera, Pakwach, Namisindwa and Rukiga.

Kivejinja, a veteran politician, was deployed in Namisindwa district because the area has many veterans.He is also representing President Museveni who is in NewYork , attending the United Nations General Assembly.

Ismail Kibedi, a family member to Kivejinja, said their father is currently at the International Nile Hospital in Jinja.
The incident happened at Magamaga near Iganga town at about 8:30pm and the Police have not yet confirmed the cause of the accident.

The NRM Deputy National Treasurer, Dr. Kenneth Omona, who attended the Namisindwa rallies together with Kivejinja explained that the elderly politician was travelling with his driver and body guard.

Justine Kasule Lumumba, the party secretary general, said a special team has been dispatched off to further assess Kivejinja’s health situation.