Police Blame Galaxy FM Director for Recklessly Driving Himself to Death


The traffic police have blamed Galaxy FM’s director, Pius Kamugisha, for driving recklessly on Entebbe Expressway on Saturday night thus causing his own terrible death. Kamugisha, according to the traffic police spokesperson, Assistant Superintendent of Police-ASP Faridah Nampiima, was involved in a crash with Uganda People’s Defence Forces -UPDF officer, Lt Col Ephraim Byaruhanga, at 10 pm at Nakigala village as both returned to Kampala.

Kamugisha was cruising a Benz UBK 320P while Lt Col Byaruhanga was driving in a Toyota Hilux UG 0382D. But ASP Nampiima in a statement said preliminary investigations show Kamugisha is to blame for his own death because he was drunk and driving recklessly.

Police say both drivers were heading to the Busega side but Kamugisha who was speeding decided to overtake Lt Col Byaruhanga who was driving in the outer lane at a short distance. ASP Nampiima explained that in the process of overtaking, Kamugisha knocked Lt Col Byaruhanga’s Hilux on the driver’s side, and continued scratching it to the extent of hitting off the side mirror.

“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 60m from the point of impact,” ASP Nampiima explained.

Police say Kamugisha sustained serious head injuries and arm fractures by observation. He breathed his last as he was being rushed to Mulago hospital. “The cause of the accident has been attributed to reckless driving and drunk driving (as some Bottles of Alcohol were recovered from the vehicle of the deceased),” ASP Nampiima said.

Kamugisha was the husband of CBS FM’s veteran journalist Esther Wamala. Many journalists and other members of the public have taken to social media platforms to eulogize and commiserate with the deceased’s family members.