The Jinja District Police Commander Apollo Kateeba is set to appear before the Police Standards Unit (PSU) after one of his officers drove a Police vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The officer David Kasirye caused multiple accidents during his drunk-driving run on Sunday morning.
The officer David Kasirye caused multiple accidents during his drunk-driving run on Sunday morning.
Driving a police car registration number UP 2556, Kasirye rammed into a motorcycle registration number UDS 790L at Kutch road stage near Main Street in Jinja town.
Kasirye also knocked a commuter taxi registration number UAP 942H. The taxi was parked on Clive road near Total fuel station.
The driver knocked over several kiosks at Jinja Taxi Park.
Bakali Maawa, the driver of the commuter taxi, sustained multiple fractures to both of his legs. Three other patients were had to be rushed to Jinja regional referral hospital in critical condition.
Kasirye was trying to make his way back to his duty station after a night of heavy drinking at Ronz Pub.
He finally fell asleep behind the wheel at Clive Street where he was found by alarmed residents who had been following his progress.
Kasirye will now appear before PSU with his boss Apollo Kateeba.
New Police guidelines presented to Regional and District Police Commanders insist that all Police vehicles must be parked at their stations by 7pm and the key left at the counter.
After 7pm, no Police vehicle may leave the station without the Commander's authorisation.
Dr. Stephen Kasiima, Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety, says he had briefed all district police commanders in Busoga region and traffic officers on close supervision.
Now Alex Twebaze, Kiira Regional police Commander, says the two officers will be handled in accordance with the Police guidelines by PSU.
Uganda Radio Network (URN) was unable to get a comment from Kateeba as he had handed over his phone to his deputy.
The Deputy declined to comment on the matter.
Dr Michael Osinde, Jinja medical Director, confirms all those admitted are out of danger, but Bakali Maawa is still undergoing treatment at Jinja hospital ward nine.