By Mirembe Martina
A woman ran over her husband by accident after he opened the gate for her at 3:00am.
It is said that Jackline Nsenga arrived at home at 3:30am and rang the bell. Her husband, Juvenal Nsenga went and opened the gate for him but did not move away in time as she sped right through him. According to Jinja road police traffic boss, Francis Onen, Nsenga lost an arm and cracked some ribs. He was rushed to Paragon Hospital in Bugolobi but did not survive as he died from his injuries soon after.
The car involved in the accident, a Toyota Mark X was impounded at Naguru. Onen said they recorded a statement from the widow and other members who were at the home. Onen said the body was taken to Mulago national referral hospital for post-mortem.
Nsenga came from Kanungu district and was a coffee dealer who owned over 20 fuel haulers and over 40 trailers marked Nsenga Transporters.
A requiem mass was held yesterday at Christ the King Church in Kampala, led by father Eustachio Lwemalika. He was described as a humble, welcoming, tolerant, exemplary, low profile, generous man who never wanted to see anyone in a poor condition. “He was a welcoming, caring and down to earth man that is why he died while opening a gate for his wife. My brother respected people. He used to smoke but he never even smoked in his own house because he wanted everyone to feel at home,” said his younger brother Innocent Kananura.
“I stand before you today thanking God for the gift of my husband and children. This is the most difficult moment in my life. I thank God for the 18years of my marriage and the two children he blessed us with. I thank my in-laws for being there for me. It is not easy for me to stand before you, but believe me this is the cross I have to carry for the rest of my life,” Jackie Nsenga said. “Nsenga, was not only a husband, he was a father to my children, a son to my in-laws, friend to many and a pillar of the family. Jade and Jamin, I know how it feels to grow up without a father but I am sorry.”
“I would never have wanted to put you through this situation. Some of you might not believe that it was an accident but God who sees everywhere knows that I could not have done this to the father of my children. When I was driving him to hospital, I kept on telling him to forgive me and he said it was okay. My husband, I will miss you. It will not be easy without you. May the Lord rest you in peace till we meet again.”
“Most of you knew him as Nsenga but I knew him as Dad. My father was a generous person, no one came to our house and left hungry. Dad never took people for granted. He associated with everyone. He wanted to see everyone happy. It was very hard to see dad with an angry face even if he had problems. He always had a smile on his face,” said Jamin his second daughter.
“Jackie, I know it is hurting and painful but I am not angry with you and I have promised myself not to judge you. I know it was an accident,” said Nsenga’s sister.