Staffs of Next Media Services, an entity that runs NBS Television, and four other people were last evening involved in a fatal motor accident along Masaka –Mbarara highway.
According to NBS’ Masaka correspondent Farish Magembe,National Unity Platform Flagbearer for Bukoto Central Member of Parliament seat Katongole Badru Muhammad died on spot.
“The victims were travelling to Ntungamo District to attend burial of Dr Abdul-Noor Annas Kaliisa. They knocked a motorcyclist at Kyazanga trading centre, and in an attempt to save him, their car swerved off the road and hit an electric pole ,” Mr Magembe who is attending to the survivors at Kitovu Hospital , said on Friday morning
Magembe told the Daily Monitor that Bashir Pablo- the chief of protocol of NBS’ chief executive officer, Mr Kin Kaliisa, sustained serious injuries and he is admitted at Kitovu Hospital, Masaka city.
According to eyewitnesses, the Mark X was driving at breakneck speed when it hit another car and overturned.
Katongole died instantly while the four occupants were transferred to Kitovu hospital, two of them under Intensive care.
By the time of his death, Katongole was aspiring to unseat Uganda’s Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi in Bukoto Central.
NUP principle Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine expressed he was in shock and grief following the death of Katongole.
“With shock and grief, I have learnt of the death of comrade Katongole Badru Muhammad, who participated in the NUP candidate selection for MP Bukoto Central. He perished in a terrible accident this morning. On behalf of the NUP fraternity and on my own behalf, I send deep sympathies to his family, friends, and all of us who knew him. What a loss to the forces of change! We shall coordinate with the family regarding burial arrangements. Kitalo nnyo! Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un.