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MV Templar heroes: Owecho's family long forgotten

By Brenda Nakayiwa

Added 23rd November 2019 06:23 PM

One of the local fishermen, Bosco Owecho, also lost his life while attempting to rescue the victims. Although he was regarded as a national hero, his family is struggling to earn a living.

MV Templar heroes: Owecho's family long forgotten

The late Bosco Owecho. Photos/Bukedde

One of the local fishermen, Bosco Owecho, also lost his life while attempting to rescue the victims. Although he was regarded as a national hero, his family is struggling to earn a living.

BOAT ACCIDENT    MV TEMPLAR 

MUKONO - Tomorrow November 24, will be exactly one year since the tragedy befell the country when a boat - MV Templar, carrying over 100 people, capsized, killing over 30 people on Lake Victoria. 

A joint operation by Police and Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) marines and locals managed to recover 32 bodies and rescued 26 people, including Prince David Wasajja of Buganda, musician Iryn Namubiru and a city tycoon, John Fredrick Kiyimba commonly known as Freeman.

One of the local fishermen, Bosco Owecho, also lost his life while attempting to rescue the victims. Although he was regarded as a national hero, his family is struggling to earn a living.

Many celebrities and politicians including FDC party president, Patrick Oboi Amuriat, came out and promised to help his family, but they did not honour their pledge.

wechos motherOwecho's mother

 
Owecho's widow Juliet Kiiza, his mother,  mother-in-law Juliet Nakiyinji and other relatives were caught on camera narrating their ordeal.

Nakiyinji called on the public to help construct a house for her daughter and her children.

Owecho's mother also said she has been down with high blood pressure since her son's death. She also noted that they have failed to raise funds for Owecho's last funeral rites.

 wechos motherinlaw Owecho's mother-in-law

 

 

 

 wechos homestead Owecho's homestead
 
 
 
 

 

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