Men travelling on motorcycles Friday attacked Ivan Kyeyune, the NTV Zungulu (satirical feature) presenter on his way home.
Zungululu airs every Friday on the Serena based station.
Kyeyune told Daily Monitor that he decided to board a random boda boda motorcycle after his car developed a mechanical problem.
“I survived narrowly. On Friday night, it rained a lot. My car had a problem so I requested for an Uber and all cars were cancelling but I think it is because the network was overwhelmed,” he narrated.
“After waiting for an hour, I decided to just take a boda boda because I thought it could rain until morning.”
He was heading to Namugongo in Wakiso District. The boda boda picked him from Tuskys Supermarket in Ntinda.
At Y-junction, the motorcyclist took Kyambogo route instead of Kiwatule road claiming it was shorter.
When they reached Kabaka’s farm in Kyambogo, the motorcyclist rode deep into neighbourhoods of fenced houses.
“That is when I sensed danger. I asked and he said, if I was afraid, he would rejoin the other route I expected him to follow,” he explained.
Then another motorcycle carrying two other passengers came from the opposite direction.
“I started thinking of an escape plan. I decided to focus on the passengers because I knew the riders could do two things at ago at that particular moment.”
Kyeyune then jumped off the motorcycle but one of the passengers on the other motorcycle also jumped off with a panga in his hands.
He aimed the machete at the presenter’s head cutting his left hand as Kyeyune tried to protect himself.
“I held him tightly and when we fell, I managed to sneak from his arms because I sensed that if he called for support from his colleagues, I would be dead person.”
He was saved by barking dogs which scared off the thugs.
He then rushed to a nearby gate where a car had parked crying for help.
The driver rushed to Life Link hospital in Kyaliwajjala, Wakiso District. He was later discharged on Sunday.