According to Martin Okidi, a boat captain at the source of the Nile, the four members of the same family, who included two adults and two minors, had gone for a boat ride with a tour guide, when their boat engine developed a mechanical fault on their way to the Source of the Nile and drifted with the fast-flowing waters towards Kiira Power Station.
The contested land is estimated at an average size of about 2.5 acres, covering plots 76, 78, 79 and 82. It had been fenced off on Wednesday night, evoking a fight in which NAFIRRI officials uprooted the poles from the land on Thursday.
The Jinja Zone UPDF spokesperson, George Musinguzi says that they are conducting both day and night search for the body of their colleague. The main search area is around the Owen falls dam which has been cordoned off and restricted from fishermen, tourists, and other water users.
Angry residents stoned Wanzu to death at around 5:30am on Wednesday morning. An employee at Budumbuli Guest house, which is found in school village, told URN on condition of anonymity that the suspect broke into the managers office.