It is two years today since twin bombs rocked the nation in a dreadful, heartless, and cold blooded, calculatedly, consumed the lives of many Ugandans and non Ugandans alike, at the Kyadondo Rugby Club and at The Ethiopian Restaurant in Kampala, the night of the 2010 World Cup Finals.
Over 60 people perished that night and several others were rushed to various hospitals were they remained nursing injuries, some luckily and narrowly pulling through.
The Al shabab claimed responsibility of the attacks. They admitted to masterminding the bomb blast using a number of people to execute their plan, many who are under trial on various charges.
FARUG is an organization that prides her self in having a number of successful and notable sportswomen and sports MEN. Many are professional coaches, football players and rugby players to mention a few, who play for various teams in Uganda.
Many members of FARUG had planned to go watch the world cup from the Kyadondo Rugby Club grounds but luckily, they survived on that fateful day.
“I remember on that day we rugby players were entering for free. A friend of mine I was supposed to go watch soccer with called to tell me she couldn’t make it. Since I didn’t have anyone to hangout with, I decided to go to Catalina Bar, where I hoped to find my other friends. That is how I survived. I probably would have gotten front row sits were the bombs went off from but luckily I didn’t enter. Thank God I survived” Said Biggy, a member of FARUG and rugby player
“The ladies rugby team had just returned from Nairobi where they had gone for the Elgon cup. When my gals came back they were tired and since I had no one left to hang with except them, I decided to stay home and watch from a nearby bar. That is how survived.” Mac
I was with Biggy at Catalina Bar. We had planned to watch the first half from there and the go watch the 2nd half of the game from Kyadondo Rugby Club, when we had a loud bang and calls of alarm started streaming in with people asking if Biggy and I were ok. Said Jay also member of FARUG
Many of us lost friends, relatives, lovers…several were injured. Many people’s lives were changed forever on that day.
Let us take a moment to say a prayer for all those who lost their lives and that God may strengthen their families and all those who loved them.
May the souls of the departed rest in eternal peace