Singer Iryn Namubiru was rescued after a boat, she together with other associates were sailing on capsized in Lake Victoria on Saturday afternoon.
The Nkuweeki hit maker who is one of the 26 people who survived the unfortunate incident at Mpatta Sub-County in Mukono District first posted Sunday on her twitter account how she was traumatised and getting medical attention.
“I would like to thank all of you who have reached out to me. By GOD’S GRACE I am still Alive, safe and getting medical attention but so traumatised. My deepest thoughts to our comrades who didn’t make it and condolences to the bereaved families. What can I say? GOD.”
Thirty-two people have so far been reported dead and dozens missing.
However, as she thanks God, she is now even more indebted to one young man who risked his life to save her after she jumped off the sinking boat.
Although earlier reports said that the man who had saved her life drowned, the singer has come out to say that the Good Samaritan called Brian Masole, is alive and kicking.
Below is the post she shared on her social media in full:
“Here is MASOLE BRIAN a student at KIU who saved my life AND MANY others’. He went back to the lake 3 times until there were no other people alive.
Brian and other fellow students had hired their boat to go have fun on the nearby Islands. When they heard and saw our boat capsizing, he quickly took his friends ashore and came to rescue us.
He heard my distress calls for help as I saw other boats passing us by, saw the light of my phone that I kept waving up and came right to me. He asked me for the phone, bag and then pulled me in. Then he tried to pull the lady who came grabbing on my hand and life jacket almost drowning me. I managed to bring her up to the boat but she died right there as part of her life jacket got stuck under the boat and she was too heavy. That was Mrs. BISASE owner of the boat. I left my phone with BRIAN which he used to save others and went straight to resuscitate a one SHYLLA NANKUNDA who must have died on the boat. I thank you Brian, the fishermen, the locals and all those who with whom we were trying to save others. It’s unfortunate that one fisherman died so others could live. May he R.I.P.
On that very night Brian communicated with my people found who I was, assured them that I was alive and safe. At 03h30 he was at my house with my manager just to make sure.
Yesterday, Monday 26th 2018, Brian came home, brought back my shoes and phone!
We took this photo. You are my hero. And again, To God be the Glory.”