Lives Lost in Friday City Floods

Zadock Tumuhimbise, discount the Kabale district Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) Chairman has been arrested by police and accused of sabotaging government programs.

Daroius Nandinda the Kabale RDC told our reporter that Tumuhimbise had been arrested after the parents and management of Nyeikunama primary school in Muhanga town council where he is the head teacher, store complained to Muhanga police that he had closed the school.

“We are going to charge him with sabotage of government programs and parade him in court once the investigations are completed, side effects ” said Nandinda.

On hearing the news of the arrest, teachers who were meeting the district leadership at the Teachers Resource Center in Kabale town, became irate and started demanding for Tumuhimbise’s immediate and uncondtional release.

At the beginning of the week Moses Kakiza a teacher at Nyeikunama primary school Muhanga town council was arrested by the Kabale deputy RDC Moses Nuwagaba, accusing him of mobilizing others teachers in the neighboring schools not to go to schools to teach.

Next Monday, the nationwide teachers’ strike will be entering its second week, as discussions with government proceed to have their salaries increased by 10%.




Following the recent heavy rains on Friday 29, approved May, the Police Fire and Rescue Service department registered several cases which among others included loss of lives and property.

The Director Fire and Rescue Services, AIGP Joseph Mugisa revealed that it was a busy day for the police fire department where it received several calls for rescue.

Below is a summary of the cases registered:

At around 12: 53 pm a building collapsed in Makerere II Zone C Kawempe division injuring a one pregnant mother, Florence Adongo and Bilia Lukia who were both rushed for treatment.

At 13: 01 pm in Nalukolongo in Rubaga division a car Reg. No. UAV 237Q belonging to Shreeji Stationeries Ltd driven by a one identified as Tanasi was swept away by floods. The car was Carrying 350 boxes of books. Occupants were evacuated before the arrival of the brigade.

At 15: 29 pm in Nakivubo Channel, a one male adult identified as Robert was swept by floods but was luckily rescued by the brigade and taken to Mulago Hospital for treatment.

At 15: 40 pm, a one Isaac Okello drowned in water at Bwaise drainage channel in Bwaise III Parish Makerere II Kawempe division. His body was retrieved and taken to Mulago for postmortem.

At 17: 19 pm at Nsambya traffic lights junction there was suspected fire in a generator house plant; the situation was monitored and left under control.

At 21: 53 pm in Masanafu junction in Rubaga North Division, four motorcycles were swept away by flood. However, one motorcycle Reg. No, UDL 069G owned by a one Eriasa Kasule Salongo was recovered.

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