‘Ugandans are thieves’ US national who survived Iganga accident cries out

‘Ugandans are thieves’ US national who survived Iganga accident cries out
Eazzy Banking

In other news… a US national who survived with injures following a road accident which involved three vehicles on Monday evening near Iganga Hospital in Iganga town has narrated her ordeal.

Sarah Giroux, a Chicago-based cinematographer on the trip in Uganda, posted a message on Facebook saying their van was knocked into a sewage ditch during the crash and as the group waited for help their bags were raided, their money was stolen and some of their passports taken.

The accident occurred when a Toyota primo which was being carried on a breakdown vehicle fell off and rammed into a coaster belonging to Hotel Africana in which a group of tourists were travelling to Mbale District. The coaster was carrying 17 people, nine of whom sustained injuries and were rushed to Iganga Hospital.

Police identified the only deceased as David Stainer from Chicago.

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The regional police spokesman for Busoga East James Mubi confirmed the incident saying that Mr Stainer was run over by the coaster as he tried to jump to out for safety.

The remaining members where until today stranded in Kampala with the American Embassy in Kampala closed for holidays. They were trying to figure out how to get back to the United States as soon as possible.


6 Responses to "‘Ugandans are thieves’ US national who survived Iganga accident cries out"

  1. Dan Kaufman   December 27, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Where in her description does Giroux say what you have written in the headline? That is very misleading and sensationalistic.

  2. Ann Miller   December 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    The headline on this “article” (which misspelled Mr. Steiner’s name) is a gross error. This whole trip was dedicated to David’s view of people, not offensive generalizations.

  3. Robin Meiners   December 27, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    You have sensationalized a tragic accident. This team was traveling and enjoying your beautiful country. The Director David Steiner was sharing his love and passion with the rest of the group when the unthinkable occurred. His life should be praised, not a fabricated headline to draw attention to this tragedy.

  4. Katende   December 27, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    U know we it that Ugandan so called leader yoweri kaguta museveni he is a mafia God farther in the great lakes region supported by USA

  5. Gregg steiner   December 29, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Have you no shame. My brother died in this accident. Do the right thing and help us locate all of my brothers possessions that were on his body. If anyone reads this, please help my grieving family. We just want David’s iphone returned safely.

  6. Sarah Giroux   December 31, 2016 at 3:27 am

    I can’t believe you stole from my Facebook and sensationalized the death of a good person. I never once said that “Ugandans are thieves.” I love Uganda and would go back there if I had a chance. We had a great time and this was a terrible accident. How dare you! Shame on you! I do not give you permission to use my face, name, or anything I say!

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