The Police have arrested the bus driver of the Gateway Bus that caught fire on Tuesday.
The bus carrying 37 passengers from Kampala to Kabale caught fire at around midday at Kamengo, Mpigi District causing heavy traffic which lasted for more than 3 hours.
Police in Mpigi says that Sam Egulirwa is being held to help in the investigations into the cause of the fire that destroyed property and the bus.
Faridah Nampiima, the Spokesperson of the Traffic Police said that all the 37 passengers on board the bus managed to exit the bus before it was entirely engulfed by the fire.
CUE. NAMPIIMA ENG.
Before he was arrested, Egulirwa complained against the police’s delay to help put out the fire yet the incident happened near a police checkpoint.
CUE. EGULIRWA LUG.
At 4:30 pm, another bus from Gateway Bus Company was dispatched to transport the stranded passengers to their intended destinations.