Ill-fated Lake Victoria boat
Prince David Wasajja and businessman Frederick Kiyimba akaFreeman are some of the survivors of the recent Lake Victoria boat tragedy who are undergoing rehabilitation according to the latest reports.
The revelation was made by the Buganda Kingdom minister of Information Noah Kiyimba who stated that the two needs to come to terms with what they went through on November 24 when the boat they were travelling in capsized near Mutima Beach in Mpatta subcounty, Mukono district leaving several people including the boat owner dead.
“They were traumatized, so they need time to rehabilitate,”Kiyimba noted.
He however, stopped shot at disclosing where the two were receiving rehabilitation services.
Wasajja is a young brother of the king of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, while Freeman is the chairperson of Buganda Twezimbe — an initiative charged with mobilising money for reconstruction of the Kasubi Royal Tombs which were burnt down several years ago.
Sources within the Kingdom told info256 that that the two were asked to refrain from giving media interviews in regards to the incident.
“They gave their stories to Kiyimba, especially on how they survived the accident. Kiyimba will now be the one to speak on their behalf,” the source said.
Kiyimba however, said that the two have not been blocked from giving their interviews to the media but confirmed that they recounted their ordeal to him.
“I am certainly not aware of that. Why should we stop them from giving out information that is important to the public? The public needs to know how they survived and take precaution,” he said.
When he was recently called to address the mourners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Kansanga, where a requiem mass of his friend, John Bosco Nyanzi, was taking place, Wasajja said he had not gained courage to speak about what happened.
In a statement read for him by a colleague, Wasajja said he was still nursing emotional and physical wounds and could not tell his story.