1 dead in Cranes victory waragi drinking competition


Cranes supporters celebrate

Ugandans on Sunday engaged in different activities to celebrate the national team Uganda Cranes win against Comoros in the Afcon qualifying match to end 38 years of waiting.

For some people like Michael Ochola, a fisherman and father of four, things did not go well for them.

Ochola, a 41-year-old resident of Nkese landing site in Kalangala district died just hours after he had won a crude waragi drinking competition as they celebrated Cranes victory.

Eyewitnesses said he had beaten seven other people in the competition but became unconscious after he was declared winner and was carried back to his wooden shack at Lwanabatya landing site in Kyamuswa Sub County where he had sailed to catch fish.

His body was taken to Kyamuswa Health Center IV for a post-mortem.

The area councilor Wilberforce Kakooza advised the people to avoid useless competitions that would not only end their lives but also remain unproductive to the society’s growth.

“Why would one compete to drink waragi? We need to know how to regulate our lives so as to avoid issues that really do not help develop us and the societies we live in,” Kakooza said.


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