SHEEMA: It is with great sorrow and sadness that Sheema Municipality and the entire greater Bushenyi mourn the sudden death of Nile High School owner and renowned Economics teacher Yesse Mubangizi Kamanyire.
Mubangizi was a resident of Sheema municipality and a strong pillar in Sheema District.
“It’s a sad Sunday Morning loosing our friend Mr Yese Mubangizi, Director Nile High School. RIP,” Sheema Municipality posted on Twitter.
The proprietor of Nile High School in Mukono District Yesse Mubangizi Kamanyire, on Sunday died in a road accident on Masaka-Kampala highway.
AIGP Asan Kasingye also mourned the passing of his dearest friend Mubangizi. He posted on Twitter saying, “Adieu my friend & fellow Munyasheema #YesseMubangizi the proprietor of #NileHighSchool Mukono. The ugly hand of the devil has snatched you in your prime in an accident this morning. You served your Lord God with all your heart. May He Rest you in Eternity.”
The fatal accident occurred after the car Mubangizi was travelling in knocked a boda boda.
Faridah Nampiima, the traffic and road safety public relations officer, said the boda boda rider only identified as Samuel Lukyamuzi also died on spot while three other travellers in Mubangizi’s car sustained serious injuries.
Nampiima said the driver of the vehicle, a Prado in which Mubangizi and three others were travelling, attempted to dodge the boda boda rider who was crossing from one side of the road to the other without indicating.
“In the process, the Prado driver tried to dodge the rider and ended up losing control of the vehicle and knocked the boda boda rider, killing him on spot. One Yesse Mubangizi Kamanyire died moments after reaching Nkozi Hospital,” Nampiima said.
“The cause of the accident has been attributed to the [42-year-old] boda boda rider who carelessly turned off from the road,” she added.
The driver, William Tumusiime and two other occupants of the car, one Ephraim Kasagwa, 72, and Philemon Mugabi are currently admitted at Nkozi hospital where they are undergoing treatment after sustaining injuries in the crash.
Mubangizi was returning from Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality where he presided over the installation of the Lions Club of Bushenyi leadership at a function held at Crane Resort Hotel on Saturday evening.
Mubangizi once taught Economics at Uganda Christian University Mukono.