Police in Sheema District are investigating the tragic drowning death of a 26-year-old Boda-Boda rider.
The unfortunate incident occurred in Ruyonza Cell, Kyempisi ward, Shuuku town council in Sheema District. Marcial Tumusiime, the spokesperson for the Greater Bushenyi Police, has confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Junior Tumwesigye, a resident of Kyenjojo Cell, Shuuku town council in Sheema District.
It has been reported that Tumwesigye was last seen in an intoxicated state in Kishabya town during the night hours of November 1, 2023. He then rode his motorcycle to Nyihanga town in Rwampara District, specifically to V8 bar, around 5:00 AM. However, the bar’s staff refused him entry due to the late hour.
According to Daniel Bakashaba, the Chairperson of LC1 Kyenjojo Cell, Shuuku town Council, Sheema District, the intoxicated Tumwesigye attempted to ride back but abandoned his motorcycle near V8 bar. Tragically, he was later found dead, with his body floating in the River Rwizi, which forms the border between Rwampara and Sheema districts.
Tumusiime mentioned that a team specializing in homicide cases from Sheema Police Station visited the scene, retrieved the deceased’s body from the water, and transported it to Shuuku Health Center IV for a postmortem examination.
The police are currently investigating the exact circumstances surrounding Tumwesigye’s drowning death and whether it was accidental or deliberate.