Three Die In Kampala Floods

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire

Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | Monday’s heavy rains have led to three tragic fatalities. In the Kirombe area of Butabika, young Amanya John Baptist, a 7-year-old student at St. James Biina Primary School and the son of Sevimbi John Mary, was swept away in a fast-running water channel. Regrettably, his lifeless body was later discovered in Kirombe zone B, Butabiika.

At Ntinda Police Barracks, the retired AIP Olanya Christopher lost his life. Olanya, who had been preparing to move to Gulu, tragically suffered an electric shock while trying to rescue his daughter and son from an electrical malfunction. Sadly, he was barefoot at the time, leaving him vulnerable to the lethal electric shock.

Olanya’s body was promptly taken to City Mortuary Mulago for a post-mortem examination, while investigations into the incident continue.

In Nansana, another heart-wrenching incident occurred on the same day. Mukisa Favour, a child, tragically lost her life by drowning. Her mother, Nabukenya Halima, reported that after a rain shower, her daughter requested to play with other children. Upon her mother’s return, Mukisa could not be found. A search revealed that the child had been seen heading towards a water channel, and she was later discovered to have drowned.

Nansana Police initiated an investigation, visited the scene at Katooke A Zone, obtained statements from the reporter and witnesses, and conveyed the body to City Mortuary for a post-mortem examination.

According to the mother, Mukisa initially requested to play with other children across the water channel, but the unfortunate incident unfolded, resulting in the loss of her life. Bystanders discovered the body and promptly contacted the police.

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Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, affirms the police’s commitment to conducting thorough investigations in each of these cases to uncover the circumstances and provide answers to the grieving families.

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