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.
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.
is accused of operating the mine illegally and failing to follow guidelines
that govern the mining operations.
to Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern Regional police spokesperson, they are
holding her for questioning as investigations into the incident continue.
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.
to Denis Muyunga, the Kasasa LCIII chairperson, Nakibuule was summoned to make
a statement about the incident.
says that she claims to have abandoned the mine and those who used it did it at
their own risk.
in: “Twasobdde okuyita………………
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.
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.
in: “Tubayise bonna………………
out:…………………nga abali out.”//
retrieved the bodies from the rubble and took them to Kakuuto Health Centre IV
for postmortem as investigations continue.