On Sunday 30th August 2020 at around 17:30hrs security manager Escom called Nalufenya police on phone reporting drowning of people at Kiira dam, this was even registered under SD REF 09/30/08/2020.

The accident involved two boats one which had four people namely Hassan Alwi,(father), Shakira Super (mother), Alwi Amirror (child), Jafalu Alwi (child), Okidi Patrick (staff) while the second boat had one person not yet identified who had come to rescue the first boat, which had experienced an engine failure.

Upon receipt of information, a team of police officers from Nalufenya police station led by OC station, OC CID, Nalufenya Medical team, together with Police marine responded to the scene and managed to rescue and saved two lives from the water which had reached Kiira dam Turbines. The homicide team and SOCO from Jinja CPS joined in visiting the scene.

Those who survived and rescued people are Jafalu Alwi m/j 12yrs, Okidi Patrick m/a 39yrs all are undergoing treatment at Nile international hospital in Jinja City.

Hassan Alwi ( A director of the International University of East Africa), Super Shakirah, Amirror Alwi (Their daughter and one rescue person not yet identified are confirmed cases of those who drowned.

The search for those who drowned is still ongoing.

A press release from Eskom Uganda Limited about the incident

More information to follow…