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Man drowns in Gen Kayihura’s farm

John Mujuni, a resident of Kibonwa zone in Nalutuntu subcounty, had gone swimming with his brother Paul Muhumuza and another colleague only identified as Robert when he ran out of "stamina," Police said.

TRAGEDY | A 32-year-old man on Sunday drowned while out swimming in a ‘dam’ at former Police chief Kale Kayihura’s farm in Kasanda District.

John Mujuni, a resident of Kibonwa zone in Nalutuntu subcounty, had gone swimming with his brother Paul Muhumuza and another colleague only identified as Robert when he ran out of “stamina,” Police said.

“Preliminary investigations show that the deceased lost stamina in the middle of the dam and ended up drowning,” Norbert Ochom, the Wamala Region Police spokesperson, said.

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According to Police reports, Mujuni’s brother tried to save him but he also almost drowned and was saved by the third colleague, Robert.

“Body was retrieved at 3pm on Sunday and taken to Kiganda Health Centre IV for postmortem,” Ochom said, adding that the incident was reported to Kakungube Police Station by Gen Kayihura’s farm manager Valence Sibiyunva.

Police have not revealed detail of the statement recorded by the farm manager so it remains unclear whether Mujuni, who was born in Butunduzi subcounty, Kyenjojo District, was a labourer on the farm or had been trespassing.

Gen Kayihura, who is facing charges related to failure to supervise his juniors at the military court, owns vast farming interests in Kasanda and Lyantonde districts in western Uganda.

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