Friday, July 19, 2019
Floods Washes Away Homes & Businesses In Kabarole Causing Losses Mounting To Millions Of Shillings

Floods have destroyed several homes in Kicwamba Sub County in Kabarole district leaving residents in fear. The floods occurred after River Mitomi burst its banks following a heavy downpour.   Over 100 homes estimated to have been affected by the floods.   

Residents say this is the first time they are experiencing the destruction of this magnitude. The floods destroyed crop gardens, homes and merchandise among other property.   

Christopher Kaahwa, a resident of Kihondo village in Kicwamba Sub County, says that running water washed his radio, phone and etc. away.   

Sam Mugume, another resident says water entered his shop and destroyed most of the goods that were on the floor like Cassava flour, wheat, books, rice and sugar among others. 

Charles Businge, the Kicwamba Sub County LC III chairperson, says that their hearts will only be at peace when a technical team visits the area.   

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