6 December 2012

Uganda: Body of Missing Girl Found in Trench

The body of the little girl that was on Monday evening swept away by rain water in Nsambya was discovered in Kansanga.

6-year old Joan Nansereko, while playing with friends in their Ggogonya neighbourhood after a heavy downpour, slipped and fell in a trench as she tried to reach for an empty bottle.

Her body had been missing since then as horrified residents mounted a search for it in the drainage channel that runs all the way from Katwe to Ggaba, and ends in the lake.

The body, that was bloated and scratched, was found trapped under debris by relentless members of the search party.

Some of the residents that had spent days hunting for the body, directed their anger at the girl's father, Sam Magala who rushed it and arranged a hasty burial before taking it to Ggogonya for friends and relatives to mourn the loss. Magala separated with the girl's mother Juliet Nagawa.

The LCI boss, Heritage Zone in Kansanga, Christine Mbajja, said the girl's body was discovered late Tuesday evening.

She said she had already heard of the tragic story of the missing girl and alerted authorities immediately the body was discovered.

Joan was a primary one pupil at Shiperoy Nursery & Primary in Kirombe, Makindye.

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