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Driver for Kagadi District Chairperson Jailed for Reckless Driving, Protester’s Death

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The Kagadi Grade One Magistrate’s Court, situated in Kagadi Town Council, remanded Stephen Tibihikira, 38, a resident of Kitema Village, Mugalike Parish, Kyenzige Sub County, Kagadi District, to Mambugu Government Prison.

Tibihikira, who serves as the driver for the Kagadi district chairperson, was remanded for causing death through reckless driving.









The court, presided over by His Worship Edward Kayukyi, heard that on February 26, 2024, around 9:30 a.m., at Igurika Cell in Muhorro Town Council, Tibihikira knocked down and killed Tuhaise Magezi, 25, a resident of Rwensonzi Village, Mairirwe Sub County, in Kagadi district.

The court also learned that while driving the LC5 Chairman Ndibwami B Yosia and other occupants in the vehicle with registration number UG 6998M along Muhorro-Bwikara-Ndaiga Road, Tibihikira struck Tuhaise, resulting in his death due to excessive speed in a public area.



In the dock, Tibihikira pleaded not guilty to the charges. However, the plea did not prevent the court from remanding him to Mambugu Government Prison until March 26th, this year, when he will reappear before the same court.