Dr Pamela Atim Okot, the Medical Director at St Joseph’s Hospital Kitgum, says the deceased volunteered at the facility for a year and was hired early this year.
Robert Akiki Mutegeki. courtesy photo1
The body of 24-year-old Robert Mutegeki Akiiki, an enrolled
Nurse who drowned in River Pager in Kitgum Municipality has been recovered.
body was retrieved by officers from the Police fire and rescue team from a river
in Nyanza ward in pager Division on Tuesday afternoon.
The deceased, who worked in the surgery Department at St Joseph’s Hospital
Kitgum drowned on Friday morning while crossing the fast flowing river to tend
to his garden.
Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech told Uganda Radio
Network in an interview that the Akiki’s body was found trapped between shrubs
in the river.
The body had started decomposing after spending almost five days
in the water, according to Komakech.
He says the body was taken for postmortem at Kitgum General Hospital mortuary
were it was confirmed that the deceased died of drowning.
The body was later handed to the deceased’s relatives
for burial at their ancestral home in Kyenjojo district.
Dr Pamela Atim Okot, the Medical Director at St Joseph’s Hospital Kitgum, says
the deceased volunteered at the facility for a year and was hired
early this year.