Ntungamo District was enveloped in sorrow as friends and family gathered at All Saints Church in Mbarara to mourn the passing of Kenneth Twesigye, a 31-year-old engineer with the National Water and Sewerage Corporation in Jinja. Twesigye, a resident of Rweikiniro Sub-county in Ntungamo, was set to exchange vows with his fiancée, Ms Prize Patience, in a ceremony scheduled for the upcoming Saturday at St Luke Ntinda in Kampala.
The tragic incident occurred in Rukungiri District, where Twesigye, along with Moses Manirakiza and Herbert Mujurizi, lost their lives in a head-on collision between their vehicle and another at Kahunga Trading Centre around 1 pm on Sunday.
Just the day before the accident, the bride, Ms Patience, had joyfully introduced her soon-to-be husband to her parents in Rukungiri during a give-away ceremony. At All Saints Church in Mbarara, she shared the heartbreak of losing her husband and recalled his last promise to make their wedding an extraordinary celebration.
Despite the untimely tragedy, Ms Patience expressed her commitment to the memory of her late husband and requested the church to recognize her as the wedded wife to Kenneth Twesigye, declaring that she does not plan to remarry. The couple, who had been together for six years, leaves behind three children, including twins.
Twesigye’s father, Mr Yonasam Murungi, spoke emotionally about his son’s educational achievements and his role as a pillar in the family. The late engineer’s friend and would-be best man, Mr Aggrey Arishaba, described Twesigye as godly and a devoted family man who sadly did not live to enjoy his marital journey.
The local community, including Rwekiniro Sub-county Chairperson Mr Sabastian Bitariho, mourned the loss of Twesigye, who had pledged to extend water services to their area. The area manager of the National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Mr Charles Ateker, appealed for road users to exercise caution.
The police spokesperson, Mr Samson Kasasira, shed light on the accident, attributing it to adverse weather conditions. Kenneth Twesigye, born in 1992, will be laid to rest in Ntungamo today, leaving behind a legacy of education, dedication, and the promise of a future that was tragically cut short.