Police in Mukono District is investigating an incident in which two people were electrocuted to death while repairing a UMEME line at Wantoni Trading Centre.
This incident happened at around 11:45 am on Friday August 7.
Kampala Metropolitan police has identified the deceased as Moses Kasita, a stores assistant at UMEME Uganda, and Jacob Mutalaga, 28, also a UMEME official.
In a statement, SP Patrick Onyango said that a team of detectives from Police have visited the scene and started the investigations.
“The body of Kasita Moses was found at the scene in a UMEME van registration number UAZ 704Q while that of Mutalaga Jacob was at Mukono International Hospital,” Police further revealed.
Police preliminary findings indicate that the deceased were putting on UMEME attire before the incident but were undressed immediately after the electrocution.
“Uniforms for the deceased persons have been recovered from the UMEME truck number UAA 286E. One of uniforms had the name KASITA MOSES,” Onyango said.
Onyango also noted that there were no physical injuries observed on the bodies and they were taken to Mulago City Mortuary for postmortem as investigations continue.