The rising waters which have also cut off roads, blocking access to Lwampanga R/C Primary School and several homes in the neighbourhood. Several toilets have also been submerged creating a sanitation crisis in the area.
Jacob Kaharorwe, one of the displaced residents told URN that five acres of his land and gardens were all destroyed by mudslides. For people like Kaharorwe, home is no more, and the future looks bleak as they remain camped at Kiraro Primary School
Water levels for major water bodies across the country have gone up in recent months from 12.00 meters in 2019 to above 13.4 meters, in the case of Lake Victoria, a mark last recorded in 1964, while Lake Kyoga is projected to exceed the highest historical water level of 13.2 meters.
Jimmy Eriau, the LC3 chairperson Kapelebyong Sub County says at least 12,000 people are displaced in his area. He says the most affected are from Kapelebyong town board, Nyanda, Amenia, Atira, Amaseniko and Okoboi parishes.