Isah Ssemwogerere, the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson explains that Ssonko was fishing together with his colleague identified as Robert Kamya on Saturday evening using a canoe locally known as Tukutuku, which capsized after being hit by strong winds. He says that Ssonko drowned but Kamya managed to swim to the shores.
James Apora, the Commandant of Maritime Police told URN on Monday that they received instructions from the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola to prepare and purchase additional boats and conduct refresher training ahead of deployment on lake Bunyonyi in November.
The Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson Isah Semwogerere says that the Police Marine Unit has retrieved the dead bodies of two fishermen and they are in process of handing them over to bereaved families for burial.
The duo drowned on Sunday night following a scuffle that erupted between the Ugandan fishermen on the lake with the suspected Congolese militiamen who invaded the lake robbing fishermen of their fishing gear.
The attendant identified as Ignatius Mulya was arrested to explain circumstances surrounding the death of one Enock Ssembuuze, 21, a resident of Kigombe village whose body was found at Lugogo Swamp seven kilometres away from the hotel on January 3.
Oliver Basemera, 35, drowned in Nakivubo Channel a week ago while fleeing from Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA law enforcement officers, who were conducting operations against hawking in the central business district.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine regional police spokesperson, tells Uganda Radio Network that the two men left the landing site on Saturday afternoon to go fishing but never returned after a heavy wind that stopped other fishermen from doing their work.