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Newly Installed KIU Guild President Perishes in Nasty Accident

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Matovu Douglas, The recently sworn-in Guild President of Kampala International University (KIU)-Western Campus was involved in a fatal accident on Gomba – Ssembabule road which left him in a critical condition before succumbing to injuries this morning

According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle number UBH 572K in which Matovu was traveling in, lost control and plugged into a truck that was coming from the opposite direction.

Matovu had attended a wedding reception on Saturday and was traveling back from Masaka in company of 5 other people who survived with injuries.

Wreckage of Car in which Matovu was traveling in// courtesy Photo

The news of his sudden demise has sent shockwaves throughout the KIU community, with students expressing their condolences drawn in mourning the loss of a promising young leader.

KIU took it to Facebook to confirm the incidence, “It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely and sudden death of our student and Guild President at KIU Westen Campus, Matovu Douglas who perished in a car accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. May his soul rest in peace.” The Facebook post reads in part.

It has been established that the impact of the collision was so severe leaving Matovu and his colleagues tangled in the car wreckage. The truck driver sustained minor injuries.

Emergency services were called to the scene, and Matovu was rushed to a nearby hospital, but unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The other occupants of the car, who sustained serious injuries, were also rushed to the hospital for treatment.

The cause of the accident is still unknown, and the police have launched an investigation to determine what led to the tragic incident.

Matovu will be remembered for his commitment to improving the lives of students at KIU and his unwavering dedication to serving his community.

He had served as Guild President for barely 2 month having sworn-in on 19th April, 2023.

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Simon Peter Nashonji
Simon Peter Nashonji
Nashonji Simon Peter is a dynamic and multi-faceted team leader, renowned for his exceptional interpersonal skills. Having graduated with a Diploma in Journalism, Nashonji is on the cusp of completing his Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Public Relations at Nkumba University. He picked his niche and started writing with Chimp Reports in 2018. Since then, he has authored and published over 500 articles that cover Business trends, Politics, Health, Sports, and Environment. To master his craft, Nashonji offered to volunteer as an Editor of Nkumba University's News Website in 2022, a position he has held to date. On 1st July 2023, He joined the Editorial team of Ubuntu’ Magazine, a Rotary District 9214 (Uganda and Tazania) Monthly News product. Beyond the realm of academia, Nashonji is deeply involved in the governance of Airforce Senior Secondary School his Alma Mata, where he serves as a member on the Board of Directors. He is currently, the President Airforce S.S.S Alumni Society, President Samia Student's Association of Nkumba University and at the same time President of the Media Challenge Fellowship, 2023 cohort. "Opportunities multiply as they are seized and only dwindle when neglected."


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