Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] spokesperson, Peter Hillary Kaujju, has spoken out on an incident Friday in which a woman drowned in a channel while running away from enforcers.
The woman has been identified as Olivia Basemera, a single mother of three children.
“This afternoon, we received the sad news about the passing of a Lady in one of the channels in Kampala,” Kaujju said in a recorded video.
He said the incident happened at around 1pm in Nakivubo channel around Mukwano, downtown Kampala.
“It’s reported that the lady spotted a vehicle for KCCA enforcement and the fact that she had been vending, she thought that people were going to run after her.”
“Unfortunately she took the wrong direction and plunged into the channel having missed a step.”
Kaujju described the incident as very unfortunate, saying police has commenced investigations to establish exactly the circumstances surrounding the situation.
He said Basemera’s body was retrieved and taken to city mortuary.
“KCCA extends its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.”
Another such accident happened in 2014, when a two-year-old child was crashed at the (KCCA) court premises by the official vehicle of the KCCA publicist, Peter Kaujju.