Musician Irene Namubiru has met the young man who saved her life on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Brian Masole dived into the Lake Victoria on Saturday evening and helped the musician and other revellers as they fought for their lives after MV Templar capsized.
The boat accident has so far clamed over 32 lives and at least 60 more people remain missing. Namubiru along with Prince David Wasajja are among the lucky 27 people who were rescued. Prince Wasajja is Buganda Kingdom Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II’s younger brother.
A grateful Namubiru has today met Masole for the first time since the traumatic events of Saturday evening and night. She writes on her Facebook…
“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.
Brian and other fellow stud3nts had hired their boat to go have fun on the nearby Islands. When they heard and saw our boat capsizing, he quickly took his friends ashore and cane to rescue us.
He heard my distress calls for help as i saw other boats passing us by, saw the light of my phone that I kept waving up and came right to me. He asked me for the phone, bag and then pulled me in. Then he tried to pull the lady who came grabbing on my hand and life jacket almost drowning me. I managed to bring her up to the boat but she died right there as part of her life jacket got stuck under the boat and she was to heavy. That was Mrs. BISASE owner of the boat. I left my phone with BRIAN which he used to save others and went straight to resuscitate a one SHYLLA NANKUNDA who must have died on the boat.
I Thank you Brian, The fishermen , the locals and all those who with whom we were trying to save others. It’s unfortunate that One fisherman died so others could live. May he R.I.P.
On that very night Brian communicated with my people found who I was, assured them that I was alive and safe. At 03h30 he was at my house with my manager just to make sure.
Yesterday, Monday 26th 2018, Brian came home, brought back my shoes and phone!
We took this photo.
You are my hero.
And again, To God be the Glory!
Namubiru is known for such hit songs like Nkuweki, Begombeko, and Birowoozo. Namubiru is considered one of Uganda’s best singers with a decade long career already behind her. She is a mother of two.