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Floods Kill Two in Kamwenge District

According to the residents, the heavy rains that caused floods started on Friday at 8pm till Saturday morning. They also destroyed acres of food crops such as beans, maize, cassava, bananas, sweet potatoes and washed away over 70 houses.
The floods also destroyed foods crops

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Two people have died and another is admitted in hospital after floods hit Mirembe village, Kahunge Sub County in Kamwenge district.  

The deceased have been identified as John Twesigye, a 13-year old boy and Pretty Nabalayoa, a 5-year old girl. Seven-year old Juma Oswald who got inured is admitted at Rukunyu hospital.  

According to the residents, the heavy rains that caused floods started on Friday at 8pm till Saturday morning. They also destroyed acres of food crops such as beans, maize, cassava, bananas, sweet potatoes and washed away over 70 houses.  

Edward Rwaheru Mareju, a parent to Twesigye says that his son met his death as he returned home from the trading center. He is now appealing to government for support.  

Cue in: “Mbire ndyomunju nyine…

Cue out… empeho obuyambi.”//  

Ronald Bwahi, a resident of the same area says his five acres of maize, beans, cassava, five houses and two toilets were all destroyed by the floods, adding that he is now stranded with no shelter or source of food.

Cue in: “Ebitungwa embuzi zafa…

Cue out: … zigyenzire nemondi zamuhogo.’’//

The chairperson Mirembe village, Silver Mutabazi says that floods have caused devastation in his area and he is now compiling a list of the people affected so that he can seek assistance from district authorities.

Aggrey Natuhamya, the Kamwenge LC5 chairperson who visited the area sympathized with the victims and asked them to be patient as they true to find a solution.    

Cue in: “Eyeshato eteire munonga…

Cue out:…government erikubasakuhereza yabuhereza.’’//