Kilembe – Several residents of Kasese had a sleepless night after major rivers in the district burst their banks spilling into the communities.
The rivers that have wreaked havoc include; River Nyamwamba that stretches from Kilembe, Mubuku river from Ibanda-Kyanya and river Nyamughasani in Kyalhumba Sub County.
According to the mayor Kasese municipality, Mr Godfrey Baluku Kabbyanga, “River Nyamwamba overflew at Bunyandiko in Kilembe sub county flooding in the low land areas of the town.”
He said that by this morning, the flash floods had not only cut off the Kasese- Fortportal road but also affected the the entire Nyamwamba valley hosting the areas of Road Barrier, Nganji, Basecamp, Kibenge, Kisagazi and Nyakasanga.
“Movement to and from Kasese town has been cut off at Nganji by the flooding river,” said Mr Kabyanga.
“This therefore implies that people in Kilembe including patients in Kilembe main hospital are now stuck there,” he added.
Africa Tembelea has also learnt that Kyanzuki Bridge in Kilembe, and the bridge that connects Ibanda to Kachindo on to Maliba market have been swept away as a result of the floods from River Nyamwamba and Mubuku respectively.
River Kithakena in Maliba Sub County has also not been spared, as the river over has caused flooding in the neighbouring areas of Kachindo and Maliba Trading Center.