n his statement to the police, the deceased’s father, David Ayela, 25, says that he and his wife had gone to the garden at the time of the incident.
The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson David Ongom Mudong. Phot by Dominic Ochola
two-year-old boy has drowned in Aswa
river. The deceased is Desmond
Kalokwera, a resident of Tochi village in Paminyai Sub-County in Nwoya District.
around 11:30 am on Wednesday morning after and four other children left home to bathe and fetch water from the fast-flowing river. In his statement to the
police, the deceased’s father, David Ayela, 25, says that he and his wife had
gone to the garden at the time of the incident.
Ayella says that his son reportedly stepped on a slippery
surface of the river bank and slid into
the rapidly flowing water. The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, David Ongom Mudong confirmed the incident saying
Nwoya Police Station vide CRB 811/2021 has entered a
case of drowning.
“The Police visited the scene and retrieved the body from the
water, relevant statements recorded from the reporter and other witnesses,
community policing done at the scene, and the body handed over to the relatives
for burial,” Ongom said.
Cases of drowning in rivers such as River Unyama in Gulu, River
Ayugi in Nwoya, River Ajan in Pader, River Pager in Kitgum and River Tochi in
Omoro Districts have
been on the rise in the recent past. Police have recorded at
least 10 cases of drowning
resulting from the torrential rains
that have been battering the area since April
The 2020 annual police report indicates that up to
138 cases of drowning were reported across the country with the majority of
cases reported on Lake Victoria, followed by Albert, Kyoga, Edward, George, and
My career in news reporting can be traced from Radio King 90.2 FM between 2008 - 2009, and Radio Rupiny 95.7 FM under Vision Group from 2011 - 2014.
I had one year spell as Reporter at the faith based Mighty Fire 91.5 Fm under Irene Gleeson Foundation in 2015 before joining Uganda Radio Network (URN) in 2016 as Special Projects Correspondent.
Worked for Wizarts Foundation (PM Live) in 2017 before being absorbed by URN as Chief East Acholi Bureau based in Kitgum, and later redeployed to Gulu City cove