Body of teenager buried by pit in Kasese retrieved 

Posted: 2021-07-05T08:43:36Z
Body of teenager buried by pit in Kasese retrieved 

The body of a teenager who was buried alive in a pit in Kamughobe II village Kisinga Sub County in Kasese district on Friday has been retrieved.


Residents and police pulled out the body of 15-year-old Joel Mukungule from the pit on Sunday evening after it caved in as Mukungule and four others were searching for gold.  


However, his colleagues escaped with minor injuries from the pit that is located on a piece of land belonging to Ernest Masereka, a resident of Kamughobe II village. 


According to residents, there has been speculation about the existence of gold on Masereka’s land, and that he has been hiring young boys for the last four years to help search for the treasure. 


Kisinga Sub County LC III Chairperson Julius Mukeri, says that they found Mukungule’s body under a heavy heap of soil. He criticized Masereka for employing young children to engage in an activity that is only known to him.


Nelson Tumushiime, the Rwenzori East Police spokesperson says that police have embarked on investigations to establish what was happening at the pit. Police handed the deceased’s body to his family in Bwera Sub County for burial.