Two people taken out of the overflowing Nyamwamba River

Following the successful evacuation of two youths who had been stuck in the midst of the inundated water body by the Uganda Police Fire and Emergency Brigade yesterday, there was jubilation at the Nyamwamba River in Kasese Municipality.

Isaya Mumbere, 18, and Isaac Bwambale, 16, both brothers, were rescued by the forces with the assistance of the locals, who he urged to be more aware of the unanticipated water volumes of rivers, especially during the wet season. This was confirmed by SP Wilfred Bagenda, the Kasese Division Police Commander who oversaw the rescue mission.

Ms Josephine Muhindo, a 56 year old woman who were washing from the river before floods narrated to this radio that they almost ran out of words as they guided endlessly the two victims whose hopes of survival had faded. 

The Kitoro cell chairperson in Kasese Municipality, Mr. Isaya Thembo who joined Police in rescue mission, warned the local community members against forcing themselves into crossing the un predicated Nyamwamba river he said requires intensified desilting plans.

Mr. Dason Kikora, the senior marketing officer and spokesperson for Bugema University in Kasese like many locals during the rescue mission at the river, called for touchable plans that would see River Nyamwamba tamed.

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