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My First Deadly Night, Friday, 26th May 2017: God's angel rescued me-My dear wife!

As I staggered out of the hooks of the killer that awful night, somehow I remembered I would be collapsing in the few moments. And so if I was to ever survive that night, maybe visit a hospital, I needed to make an emergent call before I could collapse on the deadly Gayaza road!

Who did I call?

Blood was oozing out of my life like a river, and yes, my head had been hit hard and, given my medical experience, I knew how vulnerable a person in shock looks like.

And so I snatched myself out of the "sympathetic" Ugandan onlookers who had actually stood motionless as the murderous robber quenched out my little life and I crossed to the nearest place my mind could synchronize with my then (call it current) situation; Shell, Kalerwe.

The guard was not harsh, not at all. He reached out to me as I fell down on the feet of the vehicle that was parked there, and was patient enough to pay attention to my inaudible words as I struggled to utter the words, "I need to call my wife bef…
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