Four people including the owner of owner of Kansaga based International University of East Africa, wife and daughter have drowned and died in River Nile during a tourism adventure.
According to Police, At around 17:30hrs security manager Escom called Nalufenya police on phone reporting drowning of people at Kiira dam,
The incident involved two boats one which had four people namely Hassan Alwi,(father), Shakira Super (mother), Alwi Amirror (child), Jafalu Alwi (child), Okidi Patrick (staff) and 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, 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 Tabines. Homicide team from Jinja CPS joined in visiting the scene.
Those who survived and rescued people are Alwi, Jafalu Alwi 12yrs, and Okidi Patrick 39 years all are undergoing treatment at Nile international hospital in Jinja City. Search for those who drowned is still ongoing.