THE police in Kampala have arrested two people in connection with the death of Aya employee who is suspected to have fallen to his death from the ninth floor of the incomplete building to his death.
The metropolitan police spokesman Ibin Ssenkubi said the two men were arrested on Tuesday morning after intensive investigations and search around the area, during which the police sealed off the area for more investigations.
They are alleged to have pushed Vincent Emelait (25), a carpenter, during a fight and fell from the 9th floor.
"We have two people in police custody after we were called Monday morning that somebody had fallen off a building from the 9th floor and died", Ssenkumbi said.
The suspects are identified as Dennis Oyomu, a foreman at the site and Abdullah Muyanga, who were whisked away to Central Police Station for further investigation.
Ssenkumbi said the police sealed off the place for some time to allow scenes of crime officers take pictures and sketch of the place.
With the heavy security presence, journalists were barred from accessing the area to talk to the workers present at the time of the fatal incident.
The body of the deceased was later taken to Mulago Hospital city mortuary for a post mortem.
According to the General Manager of the Aya Group of Companies Clive Mutiso, Emelait was killed in a fight with a colleague at 8.00am.
Mutiso added that the deceased had been deployed to work on a ceiling on the 9th floor but he got involved in a disagreement on personal matters with a colleague.
He noted that the two men moved away from the place where they were working to a closed area and Emilet was pushed and suffered massive injuries and died on the spot.
The deceased is survived by a widow, two children, including a four month old baby. He will be buried in Tororo.
The Aya Group has provided a coffin, transport to the family home in Tororo and the customary materials required for burial.
Aya Group has been working on the 24-storey building that was initially scheduled to open in 2007 ahead of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (CHOGM).
But alleged logistical obstacles coupled with administrative challenges came in the way of the project, which up to-date now remains undone.
When completed, it will be the second tallest building in the city after the recently opened Mapeera building.
About three months ago, a young woman on a suicidal mission fell off the Workers House building.