Hundreds Left Homeless in Mubende by Destructive Wind

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About one hundred people in fifteen families have been left homeless after strong winds broke down their houses in Kasambya sub county Mubende district.

About one hundred people in fifteen families have been left homeless after strong winds broke down their houses in Kasambya sub county Mubende district.
 
15 houses, at last count, were destroyed by the winds.
 
According to the local leaders, the most affected are Kabo parish residents where nearly 50 acres of crops were destroyed.
 
The mostly agricultural area saw whole plantations levelled by the winds. Growing bananas is the major income earner in the area.
 
Ssendagire Abubaker, one of the local leaders, says two elderly widows have been left sleeping in the open air because their houses were unroofed. They do not have relatives living nearby to help.  
 
Many residents have expressed concern about where they will get food to feed their families as their plantations have been destroyed.

 A mosque and a church were also destroyed by the winds in Kisumu village.

This is the same county which was twice hit by hailstorms last year destroying hundreds of acres of crops and breaking down houses.
 
Kasambya county Member of Parliament Mulindwa Patrick says that the immigrants in this area have cleared all trees, which used to act as wind breakers.
 
He says this has been the first rain as the dry season ended but it was very strong with wind.
 
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He advises the residents to plant trees and promises that he will continue looking for free tree seedlings to supply to the residents so that they can plant.
 
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