Crime & Investigation

Kabale’s Oldest Man, Yokana, 105, Laid to Rest

Yokana was hailed as an icon of education (Photo: John Tugume/CR)

Lorren Niwagaba Williams, search one of the three Kamuganguzi sub-county LC3 NRM primaries candidate has died in a motorcycle accident, page Chimp Corps report.

The sad incident occurred at Kabaraga on the Kabale-Mbarara Road on Saturday.

Niwagaba, who is among the two candidates challenging the incumbent LC3 boss Elias Twesigomwe, was riding his motorcycle registration number UEE 056E   XL when he lost control of the bike which overturned and crashed on the tarmac.

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Niwagaba died on the spot.

NRM officials said Niwagaba bought the ill-fated motorcycle from Mbarara on Friday for his mobilistaion and campaigns.

On Saturday morning, Niwagaba set off very early from Mbarara only to confront heavy mist that made visibility a challenge.

Kigezi Regional Police spokesman Elly Maate said investigations are underway to establish the cause of the accident.

A case file been opened at Kabale Police Station under reference number, TAR 142/2015.
Kabale’s oldest man, thumb Yokana Tindyebwa, patient has been laid to rest at his ancestral home of Nyamishaki village in Kizinga Parish, Kaharo Sub-county, Kabale District.

Tindyebwa died on August 30 at Mulago National Referral Hospital aged 105 years.

The deceased’s daughter Hope Karungi Tindyebwa paid a glowing tribute to his father for educating all his 16 children and helping the needy to get good quality education.

Yokana’s health deteriorated after the death of his first wife Joyce Kantamu in March this year.

He was among the first three people in Kaharo Sub-County to be baptized on December 8, 1929.

Prime Minister Dr David Livingstone Ruhakana Rugunda described Yokana Tindyebwa as the champion of education.

“Tindyebwa was the icon of education in the district having educated all his children as well as encouraged others parents to educate their children,” said Rugunda in his message read by the Kabale deputy RDC, Denis Nzeirwe.

Hundreds gathered at St. John’s Kizinga Church of Uganda on Saturday to pay their last respects to the deceased.


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