By Grant Ahumuza
A section of Locals in Kanyankiriro cell, Nyabikoni Ward in Central Division Kabale Municipality are up in arms against their fellow resident who allegedly emptied his toilet contents to a stream that is a source of water for their Domestic use.
The accused is Joseph Mubangizi a Track Driver who stages at Esso Lorry Park in Kabale Town.
He reportedly released the toilet contents in the stream that empties its waters into River Kiruruma, a tributary of River Katonga which also empties its waters into Lake Victoria.
Our reporter visited the area over the weekend and established that the sewerage no longer flows into the lagoon. It ends up on the water stream, road and nearby bush owing to the blockage.
The Residents including Emily Akakwasa ,Charles Bisati,Anderson Bikumu among others claim that the above stream has been a source of water for irrigation, washing clothes, utensils and for cooking for almost 30 years .
Mubangizi is alleged to had started emptying his toilets on Saturday last week.
According to Emily Akakwasa, a resident of Nyabikoni ,she sent her youngest daughter to the stream for water on Saturday evening but she was later shocked to find facial matter in the water which prompted suspicion among his life .
She noted that since then she had lost appetite for food and revealed to our reporter that there’s a stench at his home coming from the stream.
Anderson Bikumu, another concerned resident, told our reporter that the area is full of horrific smell and he is worried about children’s lives who have continued to fetch water from the contaminated stream.
Charles Bisati local council one Kanyakyiriro cell in Nyabikoni ward Kabale municipality told our reporter that the area is likely to attract waterborne diseases because people have adamantly continued to use the water mixed up with waste products.
He faults the Kabale municipal authorities who have kept deaf ears about the matter yet the public are suffering.
It was toothless for our reporter to get a comment from Joseph Mubangizi about the accusation since he could not pick our repeated calls .
When contacted, the Kabale municipal healthy inspector Andrew Beija promised to follow the matter but condemned it.
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