PICTORIAL: Search for bodies continues

The search for more bodies of the people that drowned in Lake Victoria on Saturday after a boat capsized continued into the second but the efforts were failed by inadequate machinery to pull out the wreckage of the boat.


Locals try to help security agencies to pull out the wreckage of the ill-fated boat

Teams from the Police and UPDF air force and marine units have been working since Sunday morning to look for more bodies.

A police chopper lands at Mutima beach, the coordination centre for the rescue operation
AIGP Asuman Mugenyi, the director of Police operations at Mutima Beach

As the security agencies struggled to devise means of pulling out the boat’s wreckage, Kampala socialite Brian Kirumira aka Bryan White arrived under Special Forces Command (SFC) protection and hired locals to pull out the boat with the aid of ropes.

Bryan White arrives at Mutima Beach


To raise their morale, the locals chanted “People Power, Our Power” slogans which did not please Bryan White that he ordered them to find another morale booster.

Police and UPDF Marines
Bryan White aboard a UPDF marine boat