Residents of Omururinda village in Kamuganguzi Sub County in Kabale district were on Thursday left in shock when a 19-year-old boy they buried two months ago resurfaced alive.
Clinton Tindyebwa is said to have disappeared from his parents’ home on June 29, 2020.
On July 6, 2020, at around 8am, the chairperson LCI of Nyinanyondu cell reported a case of death by drowning of an unidentified person at Kamuganguzi police station.
Later, Police officers Kabale Police Station visited the scene and retrieved the body that had begun decomposing and transferred it to Kabale hospital mortuary.
It was then that one Peninah Kamuhanda whose son had disappeared went and identified the body in the mortuary as his son.
Mrs Kamuhanda says while the face of the body was unrecognizable, she was convinced that it was her son. She accepted the body and took it hope for burial on July 9th 2020.
However, this week on Thursday, Tindyebwa suddenly showed up in the trading center, sending the locals in shock.
According to locals, the parents of the 19-year-old had even accused one of the neighbours Beatrice Tusiime of killing their son and dumping the body in the lake.
Tindyebwa speaks out
While speaking about his disappearance, Tindyebwa revealed that on June 29th 2020 he left home and went to Kabale town with a chicken which he sold and boarded a vehicle going to look for jobs.
He says he was dropped somewhere in Ntungamo at around 7pm and that he met a Bodaboda rider who promised to get him a job at his home.
Tindyebwa however, says he felt uncomfortable at this house and decided to escape and go to another home in Rubaare sub county in Ntungamo district where he was given a job of looking after cows.
“But when I demanded for my salary for the month of July and they refused to pay me, I left and walked up to the main road.
“I walked for some distance and later some good Samaritans helped me with Shs 10000 which got me to Kabale town.”