Two members of the same family who on Friday evening perished in an accident at Kagano village on the Kanaba hills along the Kabale – Kisoro road were yesterday laid to rest at their home in Nyakabande sub county in Kisoro.
Evarist Samahane died together with his son Charles Mutabazi, the driver of the ill-fated Hilux double cabin that rolled down the hill.
Wilson Hatanga his brother in law who also perished in the crash will be buried today at Kamatundi village in Nyakabande sub county.
Meanwhile, Pronia Nyirabasanza the wife of Samahane, another occupant of the car was rushed to St. Francis hospital Mutolere and has since been referred to Mulago National referral hospital
Speaking at the funeral, Expedito Byensi the Nyakabande Sub county councillor asked UNRA to put more road guards along the Kabale – Kisoro road being that it has sharp corners, to avoid cars rolling down.
He pointed out that this particular bend at Kagano has turned into a dark spot as in three weeks five people have lost their lives there.
Abel Bizimana the Kisoro LC5 chairman boss said he had already written to UNRA executive director to intervene and put road guards at Kagano.
However, Rev. Fr. Joseph Sebatwale the Parish Priest of Mutolere Parish blamed road carnage on witchcraft.
He claimed some people sacrificed the place to evil spirits to get money, and added that church leaders need to arrange and go to this place and hold prayers there.
“Along the Kisoro – Bunagana road at a place called Kuriruko, there used to be accidents every month but when the people decided to have prayers and cut down a big tree that used to be there, it’s now 10 years and there hasn’t been another accident,” he said.
Other leaders that attended the burial include Richard Ndyana the Kisoro municipality mayor, Sarah Nyirabahistye Mateke the former Kisoro Woman MP among others.
The late Sebahane left behind his wife and two children while Mutabazi, who graduated recently and has been working with Civil Aviation Authority left his fiancé, whom he planned to marry this year.