Ntungamo, Uganda – Ntungamo District lost two dedicated councilors yesterday in a tragic car accident along the Mbarara-Kabale highway just 4 kilometers from Ntungamo town.
The victims, Niwagaba Pius Tusimire and Kutamba Monic Rutabingwa, were on their way to public service when the unfortunate incident occurred. Niwagaba Pius Tusimire serves as the fifth councilor of Nyarutuuntu County Local Council and is an NRM-leaning independent member of the finance committee, while Kutamba Monic Rutabingwa is the Ngoma County LCV woman councilor and works.
Witnesses said that the accident occurred during a heavy rainstorm, when Niwahe drove a Toyota Wish with license plate number UBH 873G at high speed. Niwagaba tried to apply the brakes when he noticed the approach of a box motor vehicle with registration number UBD 660V from Nile Agro Industries. However, the vehicle lost control and swerved into the oncoming lane, tragically claiming the lives of two MPs on the spot.
The Ntungamo police in Uganda rushed to the scene and transported the body of the deceased to Itotiao Hospital for autopsy.
Ntungamo District Chairman Samuel Mucunguzi Rwakigoba has expressed deep shock and regret at the loss of two dedicated councilors who have been working hard to serve their constituents since May 18, 2021 trauma.
Turyabitunga Sylvia Ekyefaamu, an aspiring Ntungamo district councilwoman and radio presenter at Radio Ankole, described the The loss is staggering, especially at a time when young politicians need their wisdom and guidance.
Ntungamo County Councilor Naboth Mpiriirwe lamented the double tragedy at the district council and highlighted the important role played by both councilors in discussions and decision-making.
District Speaker Twikiriize Nicholas Mugyenyi announced a special parliamentary meeting scheduled for Wednesday to pay tribute to the outgoing MP.
Ruhamasu County MP Ahabwe Bernard Mupenda, chairman of the education and health committee, was stunned and said the tragedy was beyond human comprehension.
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