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Body of 32-Year-Old Man Retrieved from R. Nyamwamba

The deceased was identified as Semei Muthondi, a resident of Kihara Cell, Nyamwamba division in Kasese Municipality. His body was discovered by residents at the banks of the river.
Residents in kilembe trying to cross one of the flooded points in July this year

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A body of a 32-year-old man has been retrieved from River Nyamwamba in Kasese municipality.

The deceased was identified as Semei Muthondi, a resident of Kihara Cell, Nyamwamba division in Kasese Municipality. His body was discovered by residents at the banks of the river.

According to the area Local Council one chairperson at Base camp lower Jafali Kigutihya, they suspect that Muthondi could have drowned while trying to cross the river. He says due to recent floods, many makeshift bridges put up by communities were washed away.

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A resident who participated in the search for the body wants the government to construct bridges along points of the river that connect to communities.

In July a heavy downpour destroyed bridges when rivers; Nyamwamba, Mubuku and Nyamugasani burst their banks. Earlier in May, the same rivers had destroyed hundreds of infrastructure across the district and in August, A 17-year-old boy, identified as Elias Masereka drowned while trying to repair a makeshift bridge that had been weakened by flooding,

The Rwenzori East Police Spokesperson ASP Ismail Kaawo advises locals to be vigilant and desist from crossing along the risky points of the river.

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