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Businessman Aponye Killed in Road Crash :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Businessman Aponye Killed in Road Crash

Benson Twesiime, the Itojo Hospital Medical Officer said that Nyegamehe died on spot, while two other occupants in the vehicle including the driver only identified as Brian are admitted at the facility in a critical condition.
Wreckage of the vehicle at the scene in Itojo

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Apollo Nyagamehe commonly known as Aponye,  a prominent businessman in Uganda has died.

Nyagamehe who was also the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party Chairman for Rukiga District died on Thursday in a road crash in Ntungamo district.       

The accident occurred at 9:00 pm at Itojo.

According to Zadock Kamusiime, the Rukiga Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Nyagamehe who was traveling in a Toyota Land Cruiser V8R registration number UBF 300Z rammed into a trailer that was parked on the side of the road. 

Kamusiime said that Nyegamehe was heading to Rukiga district from Kampala to attend the burial of Peter Tumwijukye, a resident of Kyogo parish in Kamwezi sub-county.

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Benson Twesiime, the Itojo Hospital Medical Officer said that Nyegamehe died on spot, while two other occupants in the vehicle including the driver only identified as Brian are admitted to the facility in critical condition.  

Nyagamehe' s body was taken to Itojo hospital mortuary.

Nyegamehe is a renowned businessman who owns Aponye City Mall,  Mega Standard Supermarket, and Aponye Mall in Ntinda among others.       

He was one of the major suppliers of the COVID-19 relief food, which sparked controversy on how he was selected for the deal as well as the quality of supplies.     

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