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KCCA to Compensate Namukasa’s Family on Proof of Death

“Compensation follows procedures, that is something to do with policy. We cannot compensate someone unless we have proof that they are dead.” Sajjabi said
22 May 2020 16:15

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The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) manager for health and safety, John Paul Sajjabi has revealed that the institution will compensate the family of Cissy Namukasa only when her body is discovered, since allegations of her death may not be true.

Namukasa who was working at the Bugolobi Market reportedly drowned on May 9th in the Nakawa drainage channel during a heavy downpour. Her body which was washed away by fast running water has since never been discovered despite search efforts by KCCA.

In an interview with URN during the search for the body conducted along Nakivubo channel, Kanyogoga bridge, Namwongo parish in Kampala, Sajjabi said they cannot rush to conclusions that Namukasa is dead until her body has been found.  

“Compensation follows procedures, that is something to do with policy. We cannot compensate someone unless we have proof that they are dead,” said Sajjabi.

He says compensation will be handled by the relevant authorities and that the family of the deceased is already meeting with KCCA to discuss issues of compensation.

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Peter Ochieng the Drainage Technician at KCCA says the search has covered about 7 kilometers of the 9.5 kilometers of the Nakivubo channel.

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Ochieng says the search has been hampered by heavy down pour that often results in the water levels being high.

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Ochieng says a team has been placed at various areas of the channel that have been encroached to watch out for any signs of a body.