Mbale, Uganda: One Wamomo Emma- a Makerere University second year student was found dead in a swimming pool at Mountain Inn Mbale towards sunset.
Reports indicate that the late was pursuing Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at Makerere University.
Genesis of the incident.
Available reports indicate that the late for Mbale for his holiday that was to last for 2 weeks on 4th of Feb 2023, upon reaching Mbale, together with cousins, decided to go swimming at Mountain Inn Hotel on Majanga Road Opp Cure Hospital.
The Hotel belongs to Hon. Nathan Nandala Mafabi who doubles Member of parliament Budadiri West and Secretary General for Uganda’s oldest Opposition political party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).
It is said that the cousins decided to go have a drink as Emma opted to enter the swimming pool.
After a couple of good hours, the cousins started looking for Emma but he wasn’t spotted anywhere at the hotel premises.
They opted to notify the hotel management which latter discovered that Emma’s body was under the swimming pool.
It is not clear whether the deceased knew how to swim because the pool had no attendant by the time of the accident, probably he or she would have given our report a clear picture.
Funny part of it, at around 5pm, the body was evacuated from the pool without notification of police. It is also said that Mbale news reporters had been tipped off but unfortunately, they were compromised by hotel management.
The late is a son to Mr. Nakimesi Micheal, a National Forestry Officer in Mbale district who hails from Busano in Mbale district.
We tried reaching out to the hotel management about the incident but no one was ready to talk to our reporters.
By time of filing this story, police had not given an official communication on the incident.
~Additional reporting by Freeman News.