By Gad Masereka
Apollo Nyegamehe, a wellknown businessman from Uganda, was killed when the vehicle he was riding in collided with a stopped truck on the Mbarara-Kabale highway in the Ntungamo District.
According to one of his company managers and eyewitnesses, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairman for Rukiga District, known as Aponye, perished in the Thursday evening crash in Itojo.
the businessman’s vehicle’s wreckage that was being driven at the time of the collision. After surviving the collision with injuries, the driver and two other passengers were sent to the hospital.
Nearly 200 metres from the collision site, at Itojo Hospital, Nyegamehe’s body was collected. In order to further their investigations, police were also seen at the scene searching for other exhibits.
According to reports, he was driving to his hometown of Kigo in Muhanga town council’s Rukiga District to attend a burial ceremony when the tragedy occurred.
Nyegamehe was the owner of numerous companies operating under the name Aponye Uganda Limited, including those involved in produce, supermarkets, transit, and real estate.
After providing the government with beans and maize flour to be supplied to vulnerable Ugandans impacted by the measures set by President Museveni to prevent the spread of the virus in the country, he gained additional popularity during the Covid-19-induced lockdown in 2020.