A National Unity Platform (NUP) parliamentary contestant for Bukoto Central Constituency, Katongole Badru Muhammad has died in a road accident.

Katongole was on his way to attend the burial of Islamic Scholar Sheikh Abdul Anas Kaliisa when he was involved in a nasty accident along Masaka-Mbarara road.

The party president, Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has eulogized the deceased and revealed that the NUP fraternity has pledged to take care of his burial arrangements.

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“With shock and grief, I have learnt of the death of comrade Katongole Badru Muhammad, who participated in the NUP candidate selection for MP Bukoto Central. He perished in a terrible accident this morning.” Bobi Wine posted on his Facebook page.

“On behalf of the NUP fraternity and on my own behalf, I send deep sympathies to his family, friends and all of us who knew him. What a loss to the forces of change! We shall coordinate with the family regarding burial arrangements. Kitalo nnyo!” he added.

Several other passengers, who were traveling with the deceased in the saloon vehicle, were rushed to Masaka Hospital with severe injuries.