The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairperson for Rukiga District Apollo Nyegamahe who’s popularly known as Aponye has died in the Thursday evening crash in Itojo, on the Kabale-Mbarara Highway, according to one of his business managers and eyewitnesses.
The driver and two other occupants were rushed to hospital after surviving the crash with injuries.
Nyegamehe’s body was taken to Itojo Hospital, about 200 metres from the crash scene.
Police were also found at the scene trying to comb for more exhibits as they continue with investigations.
He was reportedly travelling to attend a burial ceremony in his home village, Kigo in Muhanga town council, Rukiga District when the accident happened.
Nyegamehe owned a string of businesses under a company name, Aponye Uganda Limited with interest in real estate, supermarkets, transit transport and produce, among others.
He became more popular during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020 after supplying government beans and maize flour which were distributed to vulnerable Ugandans affected by the measures announced by President Museveni to contain the spread of the virus in the country.
Police are yet to confirm the report and circumstances of the accident.
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