By Aggrey Twesigye
The driver of Apollo Nyegamehe, a prominent business magnate also known as Aponye, has been detained by police in Ntungamo District in western Uganda following a fatal road crash last Thursday.
Aponye was driving with three others in the vehicle when it hit a stationary Fuso truck at Itojo along Kabale-Mbarara highway, resulting in his death at the scene.
The driver, Mr Moses Buyinza, who survived with injuries and has been charged with causing death due to reckless driving and is being held at Ntungamo Central Police Station.
The case file is awaiting the resident state attorney’s review and approval.
Mr Kasasira, the Rwizi region Police spokesperson, stated that investigations are ongoing to identify the driver of the truck, who is currently on the run, and the owner of the vehicle has been contacted to aid in the search.
The scene has been revisited and documented, and Mr Buyinza was discharged from the hospital on Sunday.