It was a large but diverse crowd that assembled in Mpambire, Mpigi to say farewell to Edwin Kalule.
Edwin Kalule, aged 39; succumbed to injuries after an accident during the Masaka rally more than a week ago. He was spectating.
The 2018 national two-drive champion was an epitome of grace, fun and full of youthfulness.
But to many of his fellow drivers, he was more than that.
“Edwin was passionate about rally. He was determined to compete until he secured his maiden title. Motorsport will surely miss him,” said Eddie Mukiibi; who was a fellow competitor in the 2WD category.
Musa Mulimira who joined rally in the same year with Kalule was inconsolable. The two were close friends.
“I was with Edwin during the street racing before we were advised to join rallying. He joined before me.
“We have exchanged a lot as competitors and outside competition. Kalule would be very helpful to every crew. Edwin has really left a dent in our clique,” said Mulimira.
Omar Mayanja wrote in his motorsport blog: “He smiled a lot and possessed a humble demeanour. He was a fierce competitor who was in it to win it. This is exactly what he did with five class victories in the 2018 season.”
Edwin Kalule joined motor rallying four years ago. He secured his maiden 2WD title last year along with a number of event victories during his rally career.
In motorsport, he indeed made the most of his life.