9 August 2018

Uganda: Police Recover Body of Kenyan National At Kiira Dam

Jinja — Police in Jinja District on Thursday morning recovered a body of a 24-year-old man believed to be a Kenyan national, at Kiira dam.

Peter Obara's decomposed body was retrieved by police after being notified by the workers at the dam.

Upon searching the body, police found a phone and Kenya national identity card in his wallet.

Details on the ID indicated that Obara was a resident of Esikulu village, Machakos County, in Busia District - Kenya.

It remained unclear whether the deceased was a student at one of the institutions in the area or a businessman or an employee of any companies around.

Police, who suspect the body to have been in the water for between three to four days, took it to Jinja Regional Referral Hospital mortuary for post mortem as investigations continue.

One of the workers who spoke to this reporter on condition of anonymity said that they have been recovering bodies of people who reportedly commit suicide on River Nile.

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