Jinja tragedy: police recovers Alwi daughter’s body


Police has recovered the body of five-year-old Amira Alwi at Bujagali Falls.

She died during a Sunday boat accident that claimed the life of her mother Supar Shakira.

The lone boater who had come to rescue the drowning family remains missing.

Police in Jinja City on Monday confirmed the death of Shakira Kaweesi, who was buried on Monday in Mbarara; while her husband Hassan Alwi and nine-year-old son Jafalu Alwi survived.

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Kiira region police spokesperson, Abbey Ngako, told Daily Monitor the girl’s body was discovered after they intensified their search around the Bujagali area.

According to Luke Ibudire, a security officer at Eskom Uganda, the boat in which the family was travelling developed an engine failure and so did the engine of the boat that had come to rescue their rescue.

Hassan Omar, a cousin to Alwi, told Monitor the nine-year-old survivor was still in shock and asked for privacy.



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