The twin sons of Uganda’s State Water Minister Ronald Kibuule have drowned in the family swimming pool. Both Kibuule and his wife, Fortunate, were away when the tragedy took place.
The exact circumstances behind the drowning remain unclear because CCTV cameras were off although the children were in the care of two male minders, the Daily monitor reported.
When Kibuule and his wife returned to their home in Mbalala, some 30 kilometres along the Kampala-Jinja highway, they were unable to speak to the media due to being overcome by emotion.
One of the guards, who didn’t want to give his name as investigations continue, said they were unaware of the freak accident until one of the minders started yelling.
The information and ICT minister Frank Tumwebaze through a tweet condoled with the minister cum Mukono North Member of Parliament.
“I have just learnt with deep pain and shock about the tragedy of Comrade and brother hon. Kibuule’s children. May the almighty God be with him and his family in this most painful moment,”Tumwebaze tweeted.
Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the incident and named the deceased as Kato and Wasswa who were two and a half years.
“The incident happened at around 5:30 pm and inquiries into the matter are still ongoing,”Owoyesigyire said.
The two minders have been taken into custody and the childrens’ bodies have been taken to the mortuary for embalming.