Peter Salasya, an MP representing Mumias East, has come out to describe how he nearly perished in a swimming pool in Juba, South Sudan.
The first-time MP revealed, in an interview with a local newspaper, how the unfortunate turn of circumstances during the 12th Inter-Parliamentary Games (IPG), which took place between November 25 and December 1, 2022, almost cost him his life.
He remembered going to the deep end of the pool on the fateful Tuesday, November 29, despite the pool manager warning him not to.
The legislator claimed that the exhilaration of enjoying himself entirely alone drove him to disregard safety precautions and jump into the deep end.
Up until he was unable to go back to the shallow end of the pool, everything was amusing. Customers at a nearby massage parlor intervened on his behalf because they were unable to swim.
“I could not see above the water, I could not breathe or shout or do anything. It was like; ‘Oh my God!’ today is the end of me,’ I discovered that you cannot just walk in the pool to the wall of the pool which is what I thought as I went in,” he narrated.
Further, the lawmaker took to his social media to caution citizens against swimming in pools unless they had adequate experience.
“I was almost dead in the swimming Pool, but I was rescued wacha Yesu aitwe Yesu. I will never go back to a swimming pool😭😭kama haujui ku swim like me please don’t dare go into that thing,” he stated.