WBS TV journalist in fatal accident, admitted in critical condition


Kampala, 27th/June/2013; a WBS television journalist, Pascal Lutabi, was admitted in critical condition after a fatal accident when a car he was travelling in overturned on 23rd June 2013, at Kifamba along Mutukula road in Rakai district.

He sustained a deep cut on the right hand side of the forehead which left him unconscious. He was rescued by the local residents who rushed him to a nearby clinic, before he was taken to Bai International Medical hospital in Kampala, where he was admitted.

Lutabi, who was in March this year assaulted by Kalisizo prison warders, was heading to Mutukula to cover a news story of traders protesting against hiked taxes on some trade commodities in the area. Other occupants of the car miraculously escaped with no injuries.

His attendant, Julius Mujumbi –a younger brother told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) that Lutabi was now improving as he had regained his conscious, but called for help to settle the high hospital bill of over Ug.SHs 6million.

“We learnt with sadness the sad news of such a fatal accident that nearly claimed the life of our member, Pascal, but we are hopeful that he will recover quickly. As a freelance journalist, we know that Pascal needs a lot of financial help to pull through this trying moment of his life, so we call upon members of the media fraternity and other stakeholders to come to his rescue.” Said HRNJ-Uganda’s National Coordinator, Geoffrey Wokulira Ssebaggala


For More Information Contact;

Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda)

Plot 18, Block 12 Stensera Road Kayanja Triangle Zone

P.O.BOX. 71314 Clock Tower Kampala. Tel: +256-414-272934 / +256-414-667627

E-mail: news@hrnjuganda.org / humanrajournalists@yahoo.co.uk /

Website: http://www.hrnjuganda.org ;BLOG: http://hrnjuganda.blogpost.com


About Human Rights Network For Journalists-Uganda

HRNJ-Uganda was established in 2005 by a group of human rights-minded journalists who developed a sense of activism amidst a deteriorating context due to glaring abuses targeting the media. The network gained formal registration as an independent non-profit and non-partisan media organisation in 2006. The identity of HRNJ-Uganda lies with its diverse membership across the board including the print and electronic media, freelance investigative journalists and individuals from other professions.
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