Police in Rukungiri district is investigating circumstances under which a hit-and-run incident occurred along Republic Road in Rukungiri Municipality, Rukungiri District.
The incident resulted in the untimely death of Fricano Rwakanika, a 67-year-old resident of Nyakayinga cell in Reamugoma parish, Ruhinda sub-county, Rukungiri District.
The accident involved an unidentified motorcycle and Mr. Rwakanika, who was walking along the road, facing the roundabout. A speeding motorcyclist struck him from behind, tragically ending his life.
Elly Maate, the spokesperson for Kigezi Region Police, confirmed that the police responded swiftly to the scene, documenting the incident.
The body of the deceased was transported to Rwakabengo Health Centre 3 for a postmortem examination and later released to his grieving family.
Maate also revealed that an investigation into the cause of the accident is currently underway, with efforts being made to identify and locate the vehicle involved