Two traffic officers last evening survived being slayed by an angry mob at Nabbingo along Kampala-Masaka Road.

The angry mob attacked the officers accusing them of causing an accident near Horizon campus on the equivalent road.

Preliminary information indicates that two unidentified traffic police officers who were on routine patrol on a motorcycle signaled vehicles registration numbers UBB 409S and UAK 205W to stop and park by the road side.

A few minutes later a truck registration number UBA 854Q/UBA 455Q knocked vehicle registration number UAK 205W from the rearmost and the driver of the truck reportedly disembarked and ran away. 

However, the people around blamed the accident on the traffic officers accusing them of earlier stopping the two vehicles in a dangerous spot in the first place. They turned on the officers and assaulted them with stones and bricks. 

The officers managed to flee with the help of another vehicle that was heading to Kampala.

Kampala Metropolitan deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that investigations are ongoing to ascertain what exactly caused the accident and. 

He adds that they have obtained CCTV footage to aid in the investigations and the hunt for those who participated in this saga.

Owoyesgyire says police is going to deal with the angry mob that descended on the police motorcycle and burnt it to ashes.  

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