A Dyna Canter registration number UAR 241M that was carrying a group of people from a crusade at Walwanda village lost control and swerved off the road, killing six people instantly. One other person died on his way to the hospital.
Shamila Nsereko, a survivor of the tragedy, says that the vessel started losing balance as it turned towards Mutima beach. The crew repeatedly advised the people on board to Balance the Boat. However, the advice was ignored until the revelers realized that the boat had been flooded. It then sunk in; the boat was sinking.
The call was made as part of the 16 Days of Activism; an ongoing campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
The meeting was called following clashes between locals and members of the Asian community, triggered by the death of an 11-year-old boy Dickens Okello, who was allegedly strangled to death by two Asian traders.
In August, the drugs were intercepted being transported to Kampala using a super- custom vehicle via the ferry in Namasale landing site, Lake Kyoga. The drugs were reportedly picked from Kaberamaido district headquarters allegedly with the knowledge of Ebitu.
Blood compensation is a traditional practice in the Lango culture involving the family of the victim and those suspected to have caused the death. It requires payment of livestock and cash money to the bereaved family and soon after the two families have reconciled, they are required to inform the court that they have withdrawn or lost interest in the case.
Today, the unit officers have started a search for any possible remains before officially closing the operation. While the divers will be checking in the waters for a possibility of finding bodies that could be stuck under the wreckage, Ministry of Works inspectors and some Marine officers will examine the wreckage.