A sombre mood engulfed mourners at Bukasa Village, Nkozi Sub-county in Mpigi District at the weekend as they buried a UK-based businessman, who drowned in River Nile last week.
Lawrence Kakooza, who had wedded his wife two weeks earlier, was with his family on holiday at Gipiir and Labongo Safari Lodge just outside Murchison Falls National Park when the incident happened. Hector Katongole,17, the deceased’s eldest son, told mourners that his father risked his life to save his younger brother, Lucas Ssenyondo,12.
“I notified my father after finding out that Lucas was drowning. My father desperately jumped into the water to save him. He saved Lucas but failed to come out of the water. We desperately saw him struggle and later disappeared,” Katongole narrated.