Crime & Investigation

Police Denies Role in Entebbe Beach Deaths

Police has denied allegations that the manner in which its officials chased people from the beach might have caused the death of 13 people that drowned while having fun at different beaches along Lake Victoria.

Aero, buy Spennah, for sale Lido beaches where about 50 people a believed to have drowned during the Christmas festivities, advice have been closed off by Police.

The police spokesperson, Fred Enanga confirmed during a press conference on Tuesday that at the lawful 6:30 pm, Police began calling people out of the water but in a peaceful manner.

Header advertisement

“Our officers urged people to get out of the water when it exceeded time but this can’t be a reason for the death of these people. You must understand that police was all along available at the different beaches,” Enanga said.

The police mouthpiece revealed that a team comprising of the Police Air Force at Entebbe, the Entebbe Municipal Council management and the CIID officers from Kibuli have commenced investigations into the big Christmas tragedy.

Police had by yesterday recovered 13 bodies out of the estimated 50 people who went missing on the shores.

Police suspects that most of the deceased were dangerously drunk when they went swimming in the deep waters.

“Entebbe Municipal Council Management will help us find out whether these beaches were compliant with the set guidelines as per their licenses,” said the police spokesperson.

Enanga revealed that the beaches would remain closed until the final report is issued by the investigating teams since they are condoned off as crime scenes.

He added that if the reports come out before the New Year celebrations, these will be opened up for the festivities.

“A total of 10 bodies have so far been handed over to their relatives but the three are yet to be identified; we call on those people whose relatives are missing to check with Mulago hospital mortuary.”


Header advertisement
To Top