The deceased Ben Besigensi alias Kacoco,67 and resident of Rwarugambwa village in Kibuzigye parish, Hamuhambo town council met his death around 7 pm on Sunday, according to Aggrey Bandebaho, the Hamuhambo sub-county LC3 Chairman.
water has swept off a retired
as heavy rains wreak havoc in Rubanda district. The deceased Ben Besigensi alias Kacoco,67 and resident of Rwarugambwa village in Kibuzigye parish, Hamuhambo town
council met his death around 7 pm on Sunday, according to Aggrey
Bandebaho, the Hamuhambo sub-county LC3 Chairman.
says that the incident happened at Hakirwa in
Bubare sub county.
According to Bandebaho, Besigensi was returning home from Karukara in Hamurwa town council on his motorcycle where he had gone to supervise his Irish potato garden that was due for harvesting today.
He, however, explains
that upon reaching, Hakirwa, during the downpour he was swept away by running water to the nearby farm. He explains that when the rainwater subsided,
residents rescued the Besigensi and rushed him to Rugarama hospital in
critical condition but health workers referred
him to Kabale regional hospital where he died on arrival.
//Cue in: “yari kuruga karukara…
Cue out:…gwahweremu yataha.”//
Heavy rains also destroyed four houses in
Kacherere town council, according to Aggrey
Turyatunga, the area LC V councilor. Turyatunga
the heavy rain which started around 06:00 PM on Sunday evening lasted for more
than three hours.
He says that running waters also damaged the Muko-Bufundi-Katuna
road, Kacherere-Nyarukoro bridge and killed three goats and five sheep in the town council.
//Cue in: “mazima enjura kunu…
Cue out; …oku babayamba.”//
On Friday, 13-year-old Hilda Orishaba, a resident of Nangaro in Hamurwa sub-county was also
swept away by running water. Orishaba had gone with her mother Beatrice Nyakarungi to the nearby eucalyptus
Last week, lightning struck dead three people and injured another in the
district. The dead were identified as
Stanley Sunday Owoyesiga alias Tissue,63, a
headteacher of Golden Star High School, Ben
Kwikiriza,16, a resident of
Rwamuyora village in Muko sub-county and Bright
Orikiriza, a resident of
The injured was only identified as Happy from Kamuserwa village in Nyarurambi
ward, Rubanda town council. Stephen Ampeire Kasyaba, the Rubanda district LC5 Chairman could not be reached for comment since he did not pick his phone
Prossy Mbabazi Akampurira,
the Rubanda District Woman Member of Parliament has promised to engage district leaders to follow up on the matter so that they write a report and submit it to the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness.