Buy Our Writers A Coffee

Subscription Amount. Min £2

Lightning has struck dead two more people from the same family in Kigezi sub-region. The dead are Jolly Baryakabuza, 75 and his son Enoth Tukwasiibwe, 30, both residents of Keita village in Rukungiri district. 

The two met their death around 7 pm on Wednesday during a heavy downpour. According to Enock Byarugaba, the LC I chairperson of Keita village, the downpour started at around 03:00 pm and lasted about five hours. 

Byarugaba says that Baryakabuza was preparing supper in the kitchen when she was struck while Tukwasiibwe had taken shelter in the main house. Elly Maate, the police spokesperson for the Kigezi region, says that the victims died on the spot.  

The latest incident happened just four days after lightning struck three people dead again from the same family in the neighbouring Rubanda district. The dead included Ambrose Kanunu, 35, a resident of Rwamuyora village, Nyarurambu parish, Muko sub-county, and his sons Justus Asiimwe, 7, and Arnold Habomugisha, 5, were struck dead on Sunday evening.  

Kanunu was in bed sleeping while the children were in a sitting room. The National Risk and Vulnerability Atlas of Uganda 2021 report that identifies areas in Uganda that are prone to disasters puts Rukungiri, Bushenyi, Mitooma, Kanungu, Busia, Namutumba, Bukwo, Kalangala, Buvuma, Adjumani, Nwoya, Amuru, and Lamwo districts as he hotspots for lightning.   By URN/The Observer

About IEA Media Ltd

Informer East Africa is a UK based diaspora Newspaper. It is a unique platform connecting East Africans at home and abroad through news dissemination. It is a forum to learn together, grow together and get entertained at the same time.

To advertise events or products, get in touch by info [at] informereastafrica [dot] com or call +447957636854.
If you have an issue or a story, get in touch with the editor through editor[at] informereastafrica [dot] com or call +447886544135.

We also accept donations from our supporters. Please click on "donate". Your donations will go along way in supporting the newspaper.

Get in touch

Our Offices

London, UK
+44 7886 544135
editor (@)
Slough, UK
+44 7957 636854
info (@)

Latest News

Kiir removes two SPLM officials, appoints additional NLC members

Kiir removes two SPL...

President Salva Kiir on Friday removed two deputies to the Secretary General of the Sudan People`s...

Uganda deploys 1,000 troops to eastern DRC

Uganda deploys 1,000...

A contingent of one thousand troops departed Uganda on Wednesday heading to the eastern part of the...

'Hotel Rwanda' hero Paul Rusesabagina arrives in US after his release

'Hotel Rwanda' hero...

The man who inspired the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda returned to the US on Wednesday after being fr...

Chimpanzee Gang Rips Off Boy's Face During Savage Congo Attack

Chimpanzee Gang Rips...

(Photo : Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images) A chimpanzee gang ripped off a young boy's f...

For Advertisement

Big Reach

Informer East Africa is one platform for all people. It is a platform where you find so many professionals under one umbrella serving the African communities together.

Very Flexible

We exist to inform you, hear from you and connect you with what is happening around you. We do this professionally and timely as we endeavour to capture all that you should never miss. Informer East Africa is simply news for right now and the future.

Quality News

We only bring to you news that is verified, checked and follows strict journalistic guidelines and standards. We believe in 1. Objective coverage, 2. Impartiality and 3. Fair play.

Banner & Video Ads

A banner & video advertisement from our sponsors will show up every once in a while. It keeps us and our writers coffee replenished.