2 UMEME officials electrocuted to death while repairing a service line in Mukono

Umeme field workers disconnecting illegal connections; File Photo

Two people were electrocuted to death while repairing UMEME line at Wantoni, Mukono District, on Friday.

The deceased according to Police are Moses Kasita, a stores assistant at UMEME Uganda, and Jacob Mutalaga, 28, also a UMEME official.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, the incident happened on Friday at around 11:45am.

Onyango said a team of detectives visited the scene and investigations have started to confirm the circumstances under which the incident happened.

The body of Kasita Moses was found at the scene in a UMEME van registration number UAZ 704Q, while that of Mutalaga Jacob was at Mukono International Hospital.

Police preliminary findings indicate that the deceased were putting on UMEME attires before the incident but were undressed immediately after the electrocution.

Uniforms for the deceased persons recovered from the UMEME truck number UAA 286E. One of uniform had the name Kasita Moses.

There was no physical injuries observed on the bodies. The bodies were taken to Mulago City mortuary for postmortem as investigation continues.



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