Creative Advertising Expert, Thomas Walusimbi Dies in City Car Crash

Thomas Walusimbi, one of Uganda’s creative media specialists, was killed this Sunday morning when his car collided with a truck in Naalya, a Kampala suburb.

It’s yet to be established if there were other occupants in the ill-fated Land Rover vehicle.

The deceased was a creative director/founder of Liveworks and Deputy Secretary General of Uganda Advertising Association.

He had over 15-year experience in Marketing Communications and Creative Advertising in Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda.

Pictures show the ill-fated Land Rover’s axles broken. The car’s frame was twisted.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson did not respond to our calls seeking comment on the incident.

Ugandans have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the deceased, who worked in four local and International agencies from creative design to founding Liveworks Inc Ltd.

“Can’t find the words,” said BBC’s Allan Kasujja upon learning of Walusimbi’s death.


“Glad we spoke recently. We had plans. Then this? Sula bulungi Mukulu (Rest in peace)”.

Walusimbi previously worked with Moringa Ogilvy as a Senior Art Director.

He was the Art director on Celtel and instrumental in the rebrand to Zain.

He also was part of the creative team that won a Creative award for the Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) ‘One Love’ campaign – a behaviour change campaign on AIDS.

Some of the brands he handled include DFCU Bank Ltd, Pepsi and Mirinda brands, Uganda Breweries Ltd Corporate for the ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ campaign among others.

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