Local musician attached to Bobi Wine’s Fire Base crew Michael Kalinda, also known as Ziggy Wyne succumbed to injuries at Mulago Hospital on Sunday night.
According to earlier reports, the deceased was kidnapped, beaten and left for the dead a few weeks ago, with his eye plucked out and two of his fingers cut off.
Police investigations have quelled these allegations.
Police statement in full
POLICE MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN MUSICIANS DEATH
This is to inform the public, that the task teams, actively investigating circumstances surrounding the death of local musician Michael Alinda aka Ziggy Wine, managed to get a breakthrough, in efforts to solve the speculation over his death. A detailed account of his timelines, were traced to an accident which occurred, along the northern bypass as follows;
That on the 21/07/2019, at around 7:30 pm, a speeding Honda Sports motorcycle, that was heading in the direction of Kyebando round about, from Kalerwe side, suddenly cut into the opposite lane, towards Kyebando-Kisalasalo, where it knocked, a female victim, identified as Atworo Loy, a 24 year old, nursery teacher, who was returning to her home in Mulimira Zone. The female victim sustained very serious injuries. While the rider of the motorcycle upon knocking her, crashed into the roadside trench, landing on his head. His motorcycle reportedly fell on himinflicting more injuries on him.
Both victims were picked by good Samaritans, who rushed them to Hope Clinic, located in Kyebando, where they were given First Aid, by Kule Simon Aheebwa, a 24 year old enrolled nurse.
The female victim was later traced by her relatives, Adongo Polly and Otim James, who immediately transferred her to Kamwokya Christian Caring Community Clinic, for further treatment. The male victim, who suffered serious injuries, had no identification documents on him or mobile phone and remained unknown, at this stage .He was bleeding from the nose, forehead and also had severe injuries to two of his fingers. The victim was not putting on his helmet and had no protective gear.
the lady the late Ziggy wine reportedly knocked along Northern bypass
Roy Akworo a teacher who was knocked by Ziggy Wine speaks out.
Posted by Moses Mundeke on Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The medical attendant consulted, his superior and proprietor, Dr Golooba Kuraish, who advised for the immediate transfer of the victim, to Mulago National Referral Hospital. He was transferred on a boda boda, by Turyamureba Amos (the rider) and Kimbowa David, a staff at Hope Clinic, at around 0830/C. Mr. Kimbowa David, handed over the victim, at the Casualty Ward in Mulago, where he was admitted that very evening. His inpatient admission number, was established as 471567/2019, where he was indicated as an unknown victim of accident.
The victim was later traced at Mulago National Referral Hospital, by his relatives, who identified him as Michael Alinda. And on the 27/07/2019, they caused for his removal from Mulago Hospital due to his deteriorating condition, and transferred him to Nsambya Hospital, where he was admitted till the 30/07/2019. On that very day, he was again referred and transferred to the Neurological Department, at Mulago National Referral Hospital. He was given a patient number 1679/2019 and re-admitted, till the 4/08/2019, when he succumbed to the accident injuries.
The victim was examined on post mortem, in the presence of his relatives, Mbaine and Tumwebaze Hilda, his wife. His body was thereafter, handed over to the relatives.
We would like to further inform the public that the exhibits of a sports motorcycle, Honda, with dents on the right side of the fuel tank and other areas; a sports helmet, a pair of shoes which flew off his leg due to shock, registration number plate UDC 434W and a motorcycle seat which also flew off, were all recovered and exhibited.
The public should note that there are no suspects being sought at this stage, since there was no motive to his death. We are now classifying his death, as a fatal road accident. We do commend our task teams from KMP North and Kiira Road Division, for their concerted and coordinated efforts in establishing these facts.
Reaction on social media
#CharlesEtukuri So in this era of smart phones and phone cameras, no single soul in that accident area recorded this?
bike by police vs bike for ziggy pic.twitter.com/3nS9DcHyYD
— scomic wit (@nankpete) August 6, 2019
To me this is cheap, childish and barbaric politics. Framing your opponent with crime so as score political mileage……is the volume OK oba increase??? pic.twitter.com/c6539qiSUo
— Sober Muzzukulu (@stevekizire) August 6, 2019
— Sadab Kitatta (@sadabkitatta79) August 6, 2019
1.Where exactly is the boda boda stage in the stretch btn Kalerwe & the Kyebando flyover?
2. How come the woman who was knocked hs no scratches in the face?
3. The "doctor" who 1st attended to him contradicts the postmortem report says on the fingers. What shd I take? #JustAsking
— Sadab Kitatta (@sadabkitatta79) August 6, 2019
If you dispute that of police, please publish the one you may be having which could be authentic. Am sure you know thousands of people who have died in similar accidents😂 https://t.co/jfpHuTXTp0
— Ofwono Opondo P'Odel (@OfwonoOpondo) August 6, 2019
When we insist that the entire opposition in Uganda is a total flop not worthy dreaming of being in charge of other people and the state affairs, some people call us rude. With time we shall be fully exenorated.
— Wasike Stephen Mugeni (@WasikeMugeni) August 6, 2019