KAMPALA– Uganda musician Edrisa Musuuza best known as Eddy Kenzo has come out to blame the public for changing the Lake’s original name Nalubaale to Victoria, something he believes was the cause of the recent boat tragedy.
The Multi-Award winner through his Facebook official page said the lake is so mad of the strange name people keep calling it thus punishing us.
He says him and a friend Kaddu have decided to record a song asking the lake for forgiveness on behalf of the public.
“Today I met kaddu of kika troupe, we are wondering why it is called Lake Victoria!!!!! Not Nalubaale…. the universe is mad we have ignored its true identity for a long time. It’s taking our people. And we are doing something in studio right now to clean up the mess. Bakuyita Nalubaale si Victoria, sonyiwa maama,” posted Kenzo.
The boat capsized on November 24 with over 100 revellers traveling from Gabba to K Palm Beach in Mukono District. It capsized about 150 metres off the shores of Mutima Beach in Mpatta Sub County in Mukono.
Lake Victoria, originally called Nalubaale is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke, the first Briton to document it in 1858.
With a surface area of approximately 59,947 square kilometres, Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, the world’s largest tropical lake, and the world’s second largest freshwater lake by surface area after Lake Superior in North America.
In terms of volume, Lake Victoria is the world’s ninth largest continental lake, containing about 2,424 cubic kilometres of water