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UPDF Soldier Drowns In Moroto

Maj. Telesphor Turyamumanya the 3rd division UPDF spokesperson has confirmed Kiriro’s death. Sgt. Kiriro hails from Bura Village in Lomunga Parish in Kuru Sub County in Yumbe district.
A Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldier attached to Nakabaat Army Barracks in Rupa Sub County has drowned while trying to cross Nakiloro River.   

Staff Sgt. Abasa Kiriro was swept by flash waters on Sunday afternoon while crossing a drift at Nakiloro River to Rupa Sub County on a motorcycle. 

His body was recovered this morning from Kobebe Dam, where it was deposited by water. The motorcycle hasn’t been recovered.

Maj. Telesphor Turyamumanya the 3rd division UPDF spokesperson has confirmed Kiriro’s death. Sgt. Kiriro hails from Bura Village in Lomunga Parish in Kuru Sub County in Yumbe district.

 

On Sunday, a woman drowned in a seasonal river in Kangole in Napak district. Hillary Lokwang, the IK County Member of Parliament in Kaabong district also survived being swept away at Lopei River.

Karamoja has numerous drifts, which are often too dangerous when flooded. There has been heavy rainfall in Karamoja over the past three days paralyzing business and other activities. 

The most affected sectors are transport, hotel services and trade as residents minimize movements.