13-Year Old Boy Drowns In Iganga Hotel Swimming Pool

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Andrew Kazibwe drowned on Monday morning after failing to swim in the Hotel Swimming Pool. Kazibwe reportedly attempted to swim with two of his friends.

 
A 13-year old boy has drowned in a swimming pool at Fort Lugard Hotel, Iganga.

Andrew Kazibwe drowned on Monday morning after failing to swim in the Hotel Swimming Pool. Kazibwe reportedly attempted to swim with two of his friends.


The deceased's father, Deo Kyakulaga says Kazibwe's body was dropped at home in Mutukula Village, Northern Division by two men who claimed to be good Samaritans.


"Two gentlemen who claimed to have been sitting by the pool side when the unfortunate incident happened dropped my son's body in the sitting room, and told me that he had drowned in a swimming pool at Fort Lugard hotel," said Kazibwe's father.


Kyakulaga said Police should investigate the matter since two older boys came to his home and left with his son.


Police in Iganga district has acted and arrested three employees of Fort Lugard Hotel whose identities have been withheld. The suspects are being detained at Iganga central Police station.


Nasibu Ndiita, the Iganga district police commander says that they have started investigating the matter. "It is true we have arrested three employees of Fort Lugard Hotel to help us in the investigations," he said.
 
The management of Fort Lugard refused to comment on the incident. Kazibwe's body has been taken to Iganga General hospital mortuary for postmortem.