UGANDA: Kasese veteran radio presenter killed in car crash
The car in which the deceased and his injured colleagues were travelling. Courtesy photo
KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – Tragedy has befallen the media fraternity in Kasese District following the death of Aneah Thembo Kabale, a veteran radio presenter in an accident that occurred this afternoon.
Also known as DJ Mukonzo for his studio name on South Rwenzori Messiah Radio, Mr Kabale in his late 40s has also been the Secretary for Social Services in Kasese Municipality.
According to Mr Yoweri Muhindo Kaguta, the programmes director of South Rwenzori Messiah Radio where he served for nearly two decades, Kabale was in the company of fellow councillors Mr Kambale Kahene and Mr Israel Masereka when a vehicle registration number UAV 228E which they were travelling in was knocked by another speeding vehicle in Rubirizi District.
“Ainea Kabale has been knocked dead in Rubirizi District,” Mr Kaguta said in a WhatsApp message to this reporter.
Mr Kahene and Mr Masereka have been taken to Kampala International Hospital in Ishaka, Bushenyi in critical condition.
The Mayor for Kasese Municipality, Mr Godfrey Kabbyanga who is in Kampala on official duty confirmed the death of one of his secretaries saying; “I am shocked and have nothing much to say but I am returning to Kasese now.”
Rev Can Josephat Bwalhuma, the Diocesan Secretary of South Rwenzori diocese for which the deceased served under the Radio Ministry said that; “everyone was speechless about the death of a famous presenter.”
By press time, the body of the deceased had been rushed to the Mortuary for a postmortem.
The deceased will be remembered for hosting the famous Couples’ Corner programme- a talk show that guided marriage and family life for 15 years. He was also a marketing manager for the same radio station before he opted out of the position to have more time for political assignments.
—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 25, 2018 at 01:17PM