Sad news coming in indicates that one of Galaxy FM directors, Pius Kamugisha aka Uncle Pio is dead after getting involved in a car accident on Entebbe Express High way last night.
According to the police statement, Pius who was driving a black Mercedes Benz ML (UBK 320P) tried to overtake a Toyota Hilux (UG 0382D) that was being driven by LT Col Byaruhabga Ephraim *I.O* *1st* *Div* *Kakiri*.
He knocked the Toyota Hilux on the rear light on the driver’s side, continued by scratching the driver’s door and then hit off the side mirror.
Pius, lost control and knocked the middle concrete barrier, the vehicle crossed back to the outer lane, rolled to the trench then overturned several times up to the resting position approximately 600m from the point of impact.
Well wishers managed to pull him out of the wreckage but unfortunately died on the way to Mulago hospital.
Pius Kamugisha and colleagues have been versatile in business. They started with an SMS company (Blue Cube) around 2010, ventured into bar business – opening up now defunct, Club Amnesia on Kampala Road and Virgin Island in Bugolobi.
Later they started a radio station, Galaxy FM in Kansanga – Ggaba Road.
Those who knows Pius, describe him as a humble, social and down to earth person.
Burial will take place in Ibanda.
May his soul Rest In Eternal Peace!
Full police statement on Pius’ accident:
Police has confirmed one of the directors of Galaxy FM Kamugisha Pius died in a motor accident on express way. Pius was also the chief executive officer of BlueCube, a firm that partners with telecom companies to provide Short Message Service (SMS) solutions to mobile phone users.
Police statement reads as follows;
Statement on Entebbe-Kampala Expressway
The accident involved motor vehicle registration number UG 0382D (Toyota Hilux) that was being driven by LT Col Byaruhabga Ephraim *I.O* *1st* *Div* *Kakiri* and motor vehicle registration number UBK 320P Benz black driven by Kamugisha Pius whom we have established to be the C.E O of Galaxy FM and a resident of Senge Wakiso who died on the way to hospital.
It’s alleged that both drivers of both motor vehicles UBK 320P Benz and UG 0382D were from Entebbe side heading to Busega side via Entebbe-Kampala Expressway and towards Nakigalala at Kilometer 10, the driver of UBK 320P who was speeding decided to overtake MV UG which was driving in the outer lane at a short distance, in the process, he knocked MV UG 0382D on rear light on the driver’s side, continued by scratching the driver’s door and then hit off the side mirror. Kamugisha, the deceased lost control and knocked the middle concrete barrier, the vehicle crossed back to the outer lane, rolled to the trench then overturned several times up to the resting position approximately 600m from the point of impact.
The driver sustained serious head injuries and arm fracture by observation. He died on the way as he was being rushed to Mulago hospital.
The cause of the accident has been attributed to reckless driving and drink driving (as some Bottles of Alcohol were recovered from the vehicle of the deceased)
The body of the deceased was conveyed to Mulago mortuary.
More inquiries at hand.
ASP FARIDAH NAMPIIMA
PRO, TRAFFIC AND ROAD SAFETY
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