44 year old drowns in Rubindi River
Residents of Kamitwijo Village, Nyamiriro Parish, Rubindi Sub-County, Mbarara District were on Tuesday left in shock after finding one of their own drowned in a River that connects Rubindi to Kashare Sub-County.
The deceased has been identified as Kansiime Jane, 44, who is said to have gone to the river to wash her mangoes and is alleged to have been mentally ill.
Anamaria Atukunda, the daughter to the deceased and Mary Kembaga, one of the residents confirmed to our reporter that Kansiime has lived for long with this problem of being mentally disturbed.
The residents notified police accordingly, ASP Amos Betungura, the OC Rubindi police station and his team visited the scene and retrieved the body for postmortem examination.
Betungura noted that after the postmortem examination, the body will be handed over to the relatives for burial.
ASP Betungura added that inquiries have been established to ascertain the likely cause of drowning and asked all people who stay with people who are mentally impaired to always look after them carefully.