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.
Salim Nabongho, a resident of Bulumoko village in Buyanga Sub County says the four had gone to harvest rice in their garden found between Bulumoko and Nkombe villages in Bugweri district this morning during a downpour when they were struck.
It is alleged that Maka was fixing recycled paper in a conveyor machine that trapped him injuring his hands and head. A conveyor is machine transports material and other finished goods from one point in the factory to another.
It is alleged that assailants first locked 15 houses in the neighborhood with padlocks around 2:00am in the wee hours of this morning before attacking their victims. Residents were only saved by early passersby who heard them crying for help and opened the doors.
The suspects are alleged to have convinced the deceased's parents that they were taking their crippled child for ritual cleansing, only to return on Saturday without him. They claimed that he was left at a traditional healer.
The two reportedly had a heated argument over four million Shillings which the deceased’s wife, Hajara Nakisinge is said to have stolen. They have reportedly been bickering for several months over the money until the latest incident which left the wife and the child with severe injuries.