24 Drown On Lake Victoria

Police in Mbarara are holding a 36 year old woman believed to have stolen a baby that went missing from Mbarara Referral Hospital on Septembe 16.

Charity Tumuhabwe, more about a resident of Buremba Kiruhura district was arrested on Monday 21st after news of the stolen baby reached the area.

She was transferred to Mbarara police station on Monday where she is now being detained.

Charity claims she took the baby away from its mother because the latter told her she was struggling financially and thus unable to look after it.

However the mother of the baby Sauda Katushabe, aged 19 rubbished the allegations saying that the Charity, whom she met at the hospital during a vaccination exercise, asked to help her carry the baby and later took off on the boda boda, when she had gone to look for food.

The baby was found in good health and investigations in the matter are still ongoing.

About 24 out of 30 people are believed to have died this morning after a boat they were travelling in capsized on Lake Victoria.

Most of these were children and women who were from Masolya Island heading to Doore Island.


“Of the 30 people who were on the boat 6 survived, look we have called on marines to see if we can retrieve others and the merchandise which was on the boat, look ” said Peter Okeyo the member of parliament for Bukooli Islands in Namayingo District.

Okeyo adds that this is not the first accident in this place. He says government had promised people of this area a ferry but it has not yet met the promise, thus compelling the traders to use the small boats which at times are over loaded.

Police were yet to comment on this sad development.

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