- Penelope Kyomuhendo was allegedly killed in a hit and run accident after a police truck hit the boda boda she was riding on
- The 24-year-old was reportedly heading to her new workplace when the fatal incident occurred
- While confirming the accident, Uganda Police said investigations to determine whether a police vehicle killed the woman were underway
A 24-year-old Ugandan woman has died in an accident as she was reporting to her new job.
Penelope Kyomuhendo, who until her death was a resident in Kyebando, in a town in Western Uganda was knocked down by a police lorry on October 14, 2021, the same day she was set to appear for the first time at her new job.
According to a report by the Nile Post and other publications, the woman, who had just gotten a job at the finance ministry, was on her way to the workplace when the truck bearing number plates of Uganda Police hit the boda boda she had boarded.
Eyewitnesses said Penelope was hesitant to jump off the motorbike when the 7.20 am accident occurred while the rider was able to move from the scene of the accident albeit sustaining serious injuries.
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On his part, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the incident and Penelope's death but said investigations were underway to determine whether a police truck was actually involved.
"The victim has been identified as Kyomuhendo, a resident of Kyebando who was knocked down by a speeding truck where members of the public allege it had police number plates,” Owoyesigyire said.
The victim was the second person to be involved in a hit and run accident in the same spot.
Woman dies on her birthday
In a separate story, a family in Kiambu county are mourning the death of their daughter who died in a grisly road accident.
Cynthia Waithira met her death in Gilgil on Saturday, September 11, the exact day she was celebrating her birthday.
The Toyota Fielder that she was in, collided with a speeding Subaru and she was tossed from the back seat through the windscreen and landed on the tarmac.
She was an only child to a renowned salonist identified as Shiru Wa Salon and she had just graduated from Moi University two weeks before the accident.
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