15 die in Lake Victoria accident


At least 10 people have been confirmed dead following a tragic boat accident on Lake Victoria.

The boat, K-palm mostly had Kampala’s crème de la crème in the partying world that included Buganda prince David Kintu Wasajja, businessman Fred Kiyimba aka Freeman, musicians Hope Mukasa and Iryn Namubiru among others.

The ill-fated boat after setting off from Ggaba landing site

Wasajja, Freeman and Mukasa are among the 40 people that the police marine unit has so far rescued from the water.

They took the boat from Ggaba landing site near Kampala, and went on a fun boat cruise on the lake.

They posted a video on social media that showed them in high spirits.

According some reports, the boat was overloaded with over 120 people. They had reportedly been warned about the safety of the boat because it lacked a water worthiness certificate.

Police spokesman Emilian Kayima says, the rescue operation is still going on.