Singer Iryn Namubiru, who is among those who survived the Saturday night boat cruise accident on Lake Victoria, which claimed 32 lives, has revealed the identity of the person who saved her life. In a post on her twitter handle, Namubiru described Brian Masole, a student at Kampala International University (KIU) who saved her as her “hero”
This contradicts the earlier reports which indicated that a fisherman who saved Iryn Namubiru drown and died while trying to save others.
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“Here is MASOLE BRIAN a student at KIU who saved my life AND MANY others. He went back to the lake 3 times until there were no other people alive,” Namubiru wrote.
She said Masole and other students had hired their boat to go have fun on the nearby islands on the fateful day. “When they saw our boat, he quickly took his friends ashore and came back to rescue us,” Namubiru said.
In another tweet, Iryn Namubiru wrote “This is Brian MASOLE of KIU who saved My and MANY others ‘s lives. This was yesterday when he came home the 2nd time to deliver my phone that helped with the light and shoes I had left on the boat. Brian came home with manager at 03h00 on day of incident. So grateful. God bless”
“He saw the light from my phone that I kept waving and came right to me. He asked me for the phone, bag and then pulled me in, ” Namubiru said
She also said Masole tried to save Sheila Bisase, the owner of the ill-fated boat, but they failed to get her on board alive.
Namubiru left her phone with Masole, which he used to save others and went straight to resuscitate a one Shylla Nankynda, but she also died
“On that very night, Brian communicated with my people after finding who I was and assured them that iam alive and safe. By 3:00 am, I was at my house, with my manager,” she said.