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Unidentified Man Killed, Dumped Along River Nile Banks

Asuman Byakika, a fisherman says that due to the current flooding, police operatives rarely patrol the river banks, which has bred insecurity in the area.
Detectives inspect the scene of crime.
Police in Kiira region are investigating circumstances, under which an unidentified man was killed and his body dumped adjacent to the source of River Nile gardens in the southern division in Jinja city. Police rushed to the scene of the crime after receiving alerts from tour guides and fishermen operating from the area.

While inspecting the scene of crime on Tuesday afternoon, police detectives noticed bloodstains across on one of the monumental stones along the river banks where they also recovered blood socked clothing.  The deceased’s lifeless body, which was lying along the Riverbank, had deep cuts on the head and neck. 

Asuman Byakika, a fisherman says that due to the current flooding, police operatives rarely patrol the river banks, which has bred insecurity in the area. “A bigger percentage of the riverbank area is currently submerged due to constant flooding, which has created room for wrong elements to pitch camp in such areas since security operatives can no longer patrol them effectively,” he said.

Another tour guide who spoke on condition of anonymity said that there is less activity at the tourism site, which has attracted drug abusers and criminals.

“Save for the entrance and some restaurants on the upper side where minimal numbers of local tourists visit over the weekends, most of these quiet areas where international tourists used to take adventure walks or rest after boat rides, have been left desolate and turned into criminal hubs due to limited security supervision,” she said.    

The Kiira Central police commander, Mourice Niyonzima, says that inquiries are underway to establish what could have happened. The deceased’s body is lying at Jinja Regional Referral hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.  

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