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Owner of Murram Mine that Buried two Teens in Kyotera Arrested, Four Mines Closed

The suspect has been identified as Saada Nakibuule, 60, a resident of Bugango village in Kabano-Sanje parish in Kasasa sub-county where the incident occurred.

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The police in Kyotera are holding the owner of a Murram mine which buried two teens in Kyotera yesterday.   

The suspect has been identified as Saada Nakibuule, 60, a resident of Bugango village in Kabano-Sanje parish in Kasasa sub-county where the incident occurred.   

Two teens Laurence Ssentongo,16, and Asiat Namatovu, 15, both residents of the same area had gone to hang out at the mine when it suddenly collapsed on them.    

Nakibuule is accused of operating the mine illegally and failing to follow guidelines that govern the mining operations.   

According to Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern Regional police spokesperson, they are holding her for questioning as investigations into the incident continue.  

Yelimiya Misingo, the Kabango Parish Chairperson, says that they are holding village meetings to sensitise the residents about the underlying dangers of the mine especially during the rainy season.   

According to Denis Muyunga, the Kasasa LCIII chairperson, Nakibuule was summoned to make a statement about the incident.   He says that she claims to have abandoned the mine and those who used it did it at their own risk.  

//Cue in: “Twasobdde okuyita………………   

Cue out:…………….nebasima amayinja.”//   

He further adds that the sub-county security committee has already closed all four sand, stone and Murram mines in the sub-county which have been operating illegally.   

He says that they are to hold a security meeting to determine the fate of the mines and the owners will be summoned to chart the way forward to managing the mines following the guidelines.   

//Cue in: “Tubayise bonna………………   

Cue out:…………………nga abali out.”//

Police retrieved the bodies from the rubble and took them to Kakuuto Health Centre IV for  postmortem as investigations continue.

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