THE Police in Entebbe are investigating the circumstances under which a 14-year-old girl drowned at Anderita beach on Christmas day.
Sharon Nakitende, a pupil of St Theresa Primary School in Entebbe, had just completed her Primary Seven examinations last month.
â€œShe went to Anderita Beach with her mother, a Police officer, to celebrate Christmas,â€ said Judith Nabakoba, the deputy Police spokesperson.
Anderita Beach is located 36 kilometres on the Kampala- Entebbe highway and is a popular spot for grilled fresh fish.
Witnesses yesterday told The New Vision that the girl went to the deeper section of the waters.
â€œThere were many children playing near the shallow end but we donâ€™t know how she sneaked into the restricted area. We only heard noises before she drowned,â€ said one of the managers.
Two managers of the beach have been arrested for questioning.
In Masaka, David Wamulaka, 38, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl.
â€œWamulaka, a peasant of Mpumudde village in Lyantonde, pounced on the girl as she was laying in the compound on Christmas Day after having lunch,â€ explained Nabakoba. He is being held at Lyantonde Police Station and will answer defilement charges, she added.
In Kayunga, the Police are hunting for a â€œhit and runâ€ driver who knocked dead 13-year-old Senfuka.
According to the deputy Police spokesperson, the driver of the Toyota Corsa, number UAF 559B, abandoned the vehicle at the accident scene on the Kayunga highway.
â€œHe abandoned the car and took off. We have towed the car and parked it at Bukoloto Police post,â€ Nabakoba explained.
Girl drowns in Entebbe, Kayunga boy killed