At around 17:30hrs, the security manager Escom called Nalufenya police on phone reporting drowning of people at Kiira dam.
The case was registered under SD REF 09/30/08/2020, according to SP Hasunira Ahmed, DPC Jinja Central Police Station.
This involved two boats one which had four people namely Hassan Alwi, (father), Shakira Super (mother), Alwi Amirror (child), Jafalu Alwi (child), Okidi Patrick (staff).
The second boat had one person not yet identified who had come to rescue the first boat, which had experienced an engine failure.
Upon receipt of information, a team police officers from Nalufenya police station led by OC Station, OC CID, Nalufenya medical team, together with Police marine responded to the scene and managed to rescue and saved two lives from the water which had reached Kiira dam turbines.
The homicide team and soco from Jinja CPS joined in visiting the scene.
Those who survived and rescued people are Jafalu Alwi m/j 12yrs, Okidi Patrick m/a 39yrs all are under going treatment at Nile international hospital in Jinja City.
A search for those who drowned is still on going.
Hassan Alwi (director of International University of East Africa), Super Shakirah (his wife), Amirror Alwi (their daughter) and one rescued person not yet identified.