Derrick Isabirye, who led a delegation of six family members to pitch camp at Umeme offices in Mukono, says they will not leave until they receive a proper explanation from the power distributors. He says it is unfair for Umeme to disown their relative, yet they have been contracting him to undertake various assignments.
Relatives of one
of the two men who were electrocuted at in Mukono town this week while working
on a transformer have pitched camp at the Umeme offices demanding for justice.
Kasiita was working together with Jacob Mutalaga on a transformer in Wantoni
trading center in Mukono town when they electrocuted on Friday. However, a statement issued by Peter Kauju, the Head of Communication and Marketing at Umeme limited indicated
that Kasiita isn’t their staff Mutalaga works with private firm, Mutco
The statement hasn’t gone down well with Kasiita’s family. Derrick Isabirye, who led a
delegation of six family members to pitch camp at Umeme offices in Mukono, says
they will not leave until they receive a proper explanation from the power
distributors. He says it is unfair for Umeme to disown their
relative, yet they have been contracting him to undertake various assignments.
To justify their claims, Isabirye says Kasiita was even fully dressed in Umeme
attire when he met his death.
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Shortly after the incident, eye witnesses told
URN that the deceased were fully dressed in official Umeme attire when they
were killed. Nicholas Ssewankambo, one of the residents said Mutalaga who was
believed to be alive was rushed to hospital while Kasiita’s body was left in the
front seat of a van belonging to Umeme registration number UAZ 704Q.
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The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango
says preliminary findings by detectives who visited the scene show that the
deceased were dressed in Umeme uniform. "Uniforms with the deceased’s names were
recovered from the Umeme truck number UAA 286E. Police is still moving on with
investigations" Onyango said.
Kauju says Umeme will come out with an official
stand after police investigations into the matter. “Investigations into the matter by police and
internal teams commenced. Details will be shared when a full report of the
incident is completed,” he said.