Fisherman Drowns in Lake Edward

By Ambrose Mugisha 


The territorial police of Rukungiri are searching for the body of a 32 year-old  Fisherman aged  who has drowned in lake Edward in Rwenshama parish, Bwamabara Sub county in Rukungiri district.



ASP Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson identified the deceased as Bright Niwandinda  a Munyankore Fisherman, a resident of Rwebinyonyi village, Rwenshama parish, Bwamabara Sub county in Rukungiri district


Maate told journalists today that on 17/12/2022 at about 06:00 Am, On lake Edward, Rwenshama landing site, Rukungiri district, as the deceased Bright the victim and Mugisha Colleb were on the lake fishing using an engine boat, fishing nets allegedly got stuck in the engine, and in the process of removing them from there, he allegedly slid off the boat into the Lake and went missing.

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However, Maate  says that still Inquiries are at hand, as well as search for the missing victim ongoing.


The case of death by drowning was registered at Rukungiri Central Police station under reference number CRB 1372/2022.

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