Crime

PARENTS CLASH OVER DEATH OF CHILDREN

By Our Reporter

MASINDI: The parents of the children who were strike by lightning in Buikwe district have Tuesday clashed at the burial of the children over their death.

The deceased identified as Patricia Atugonza, Sharon Birungi and Natasha Wembabazi were stroked by lightning on Sunday at around 1a.m as they were asleep in their room with their grandmother.

The children were buried at the home of the late Gideon Begura’s home in Nabisenese cell Nyahgahya division Masindi Municipality.

Elizabeth Monday who lost the two children says what pains her most is that the grandmother of her late children could not accept her late children to talk to her.

‘’Whenever I could call her {grandmother} wouldn’t allow me to talk to my children and if the call is received, they could tell me its wrong number not until she has come with the lifeless bodies of my children,’’ Elizabeth told mourners.

Sudat Amanya the mother to one of the deceased {Sharon Birungi} says her child was stolen from her when she was still two years and for the space of five years, she had not yet met her child except receiving the lifeless body.

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However, Gideon Sunday the father of two children and Benjamin Kajura the father of the other one disagree what the mothers claim saying they have been peaceful living with their grandfather.

‘’We have been taking care of these children, and this is natural calamity that has caused their death,’’ they said.

Ronald Kyomuhendo the Mayor Masindi Municipality expressed concern over the death of the children and called upon the family of the deceased to bear with the situation and desist from thinking of other things behind the death of the children.

‘’We shouldn’t think negative towards the death of these children, its God who gives and takes,’’ he noted.

While preaching at the burial ceremony of the three children, Rev. Isaac Kiiza challenged the mourners to always prepare for their by accepting Christ as their savior.

He also encouraged people who can afford buying lightning arresters to do so in order to avoid such calamities.

‘’If you can buy lightning arresters do so, because they will reduce such incidences,’’ he told mourners.

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