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Mestil Hotel Staff, Caretaker Arrested Over Minor's Death

In his statement, the manager claimed that Namatovu signed a form taking responsibility for the childs safety while in the pool. He also disclosed that they had a full time pool attendant identified Abubakari Abdullah, who was picked up this morning.
Mestil Hotel located in Nsambya, Kampala
Two employees of Mestil Hotel in Nsambya are in trouble of the death of a 13-year- old child in the Swimming pool at the hotel. 13-year-old Ismail Magoba drowned in the hotel swimming pool on Sunday where he had gone to swim in the company of his elder sister, Josephine Namatovu.

 

He was retrieved from the pool and rushed to hospital from where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body was immediately retrieved from Nsambya Hospital and taken to his parent's home in Makindye, a Kampala suburb. However, a family member only identified as Birungi called police in the evening and reported a case of negligence against the management of Mestil Hotel leading to the minor's death.

A team of police officers from Kabalagala Police station immediately rushed to the home and picked Magoba's body and took it to Mulago for Post mortem. Police also picked up the manager of Mestil Hotel whose identities have been withheld. They later pick up the deceased's elder sister, Josephine Namatovu who was in charge of the minor.

In his statement, the manager claimed that Namatovu signed a form taking responsibility for the child's safety while in the pool. 

He also disclosed that they had a full time pool attendant identified Abubakari Abdullah, who was picked up this morning.

Abdullah confessed having moved away from his work station at the time the minor drowned. 

Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire says despite the disclaimer form, the responsibility for the safety of the swimmers lies in the hands of the hotel management, most especially the pool attendant.

//Cue in: "Alot of allegations...

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Detectives are currently contemplating releasing the manager and the sister and hold the pool attendant on tentative charges of rush and 

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