Rukungiri, (UG): Kenneth Twesigye, an Engineer of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) was among the three people who perished in a nasty road accident at Kahunga along the Ntungamo-Mbarara highway.
Twesigye was expected to wed his wife-to-be, Price Patience this Saturday, December 09, 2023, at St. Luke’s Church in Ntinda, Kampala.
He and his driver Manirakiza Moses, 29, also an engineer and resident of Burungu in Kisoro District were coming from his introduction ceremony in Rukungiri when the head-on collision with a commuter taxi happened.
The third victim is Mujurizi Herbert aka Rough, a Munyankole resident of Rukungiri District and driver of a taxi.
The 13 victims in the taxi UBP314A were left with injuries and were admitted to Itojo Hospital.
According to Rwizi Regional Police Spokesperson Mr Samson Kasasira, the accident involved motor vehicles UBN 375Q (Subaru Forester) and UBP314A (Toyota Hiace – white) at Kahunga Trading Center along Ntungamo-Mbarara Road.
Preliminary findings indicate that the driver of the Subaru was coming from Mbarara heading to Ntungamo while it was raining.
“When he was approaching Kahunga Trading Center, running water covered the road on his lane. He decided to turn to the right, violating the right of way of the oncoming UBP 314A from the opposite direction, and later a head-on-collision,” Mr Kasasira explained.
By Sunday evening, the bodies of the deceased persons had been conveyed to the Itojo Hospital Mortuary pending postmortem while both vehicles were towed and parked at Ntungamo Police Station pending inspection.
Apollo Tugume, who attended the giveaway, said the giveaway ceremony was unique considering that the best man, the groom’s father, and the bride and groom were all engineers.
Missions co-ordinator of North Kigezi Diocese the Rev. Edison Ampaire, said the couple had been cohabiting and that God had already blessed them with twins. “They had decided to solemnise their marriage but this has not come to pass,” Ampaire said.
Eng. Fred Kabagambe, the father of the bride said: “It was a terrible moment to hear such bad news just minutes after they were here celebrating and enjoying”.
DailyExpress understands that the couple had been eagerly anticipating their wedding day, set to take place this coming Saturday, the 9th of December 2024.
The news of Twesigye’s passing has sent shockwaves through the NWSC community and beyond, as colleagues, friends, and family grapple with the sudden loss of a promising life.
His dedication towards NWSC work had earned him respect and admiration, making the news of his passing even more poignant. The circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation, and the NWSC community mourns the loss of a valuable member.
As friends and colleagues mourn the untimely death of Engineer Kenneth Twesigye, plans for the wedding, once filled with anticipation and joy, are now replaced with grief.
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