Rukungiri man surfaces at his burial, mourners shocked


RUKUNGIRI– It was situation unusual at Buheesi village in Ihunga parish, Nyarushanje sub county in Rukungiri district after a 37-year-old man who had been announced dead surfaced at his Parental home as mourners prepared to finally send off the body they presumed to be his.

Junior Niwagaba  son to Peninah Tumushabe, a resident of Buheesi village, has been working in Mbarara City and his mother was on Wednesday informed that his son had been killed by unknown assailants, something that prompted her to start preparations for burial by going to pick the body from Mbarara.

The deceased’s mother Tumushabe, says she found it hard to identify the body because it was burnt beyond recognition.

She picked the body and the family that was preparing for burial was shocked after the arrival of their son whom they thought had died.

Confusion had started earlier during burial preparations when one relative called Niwgaba’s Phone and he picked it.

News quickly spread that the person they considered dead was infact alive and arrangements were made for him to travel home so that they physically confirm the news.

Spensor Muhangire, an area resident said that he was shocked but grateful to God to find that their son is alive and currently at their home in Nyarushanje.

Micheal Musiime, the Nyarushanje sub county Chairperson also confirmed the shocking news saying that they were about to start the burial ceremony  but  they cancelled it after the person they presumed dead showed up.

According to Niwagaba’s mother, they have already obtained permission from authorities, to take back the body to Mbarara University Hospital mortuary since they found their son alive.