RUKUNGIRI– There was a drama yesterday in Buheesi cell in Ihunga parish, Nyarushanje sub county, Rukungiri district after a 37-year-old man who had been announced dead surfaced on burial day.
Junior Niwagaba the resident of Buheesi village has for long time been working in Mbarara but his mother on Wednesday received sad news informing her that the son was killed by unknown thugs.
The mother immediately responded by going to Mbarara to confirm whether it’s true her son died.
According to the deceased’s mother Tumushabe, it was hard for her to identify the body because it was burnt beyond recognition.
She then 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 Niwagaba’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.
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.