Two inmates from Kabula Prison perish in Accident at Katovu, Lyantonde

Posted: 2021-12-08T15:20:44Z
Two inmates from Kabula Prison perish in Accident at Katovu, Lyantonde

Two inmates from Kabula Prison, Lyantonde district have died following an accident that occurred today morning 8 December 2021, at around 0830hrs.


The inmates were part of the 10 prisoners and 02 staff who were going for labour.


Frank Baine the spokesperson Uganda prisons Service identifies the deceased as viz. KBL 13/21 Isheme Willy alias “Regan” charged of cattle theft and KBL 133/21 Kagwa John charged with theft.


Seven prisoners were injured, two (02) seriously. They have been identified as KBL 62/21 Tumusiime Amuza and KBL 105/21 Kasibante Kuzairu alais “Black” and were referred to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.


Five (05) inmates with minor injuries and one (01), staff warder Asiimwe Emmanuel are currently admitted at Lyantonde Health centre IV. 


Baine says that the deceased bodies were taken to Lyantonde Government hospital mortuary and relatives have been informed.


“Preliminary investigations indicate that the Officer in charge Kabula Prison did not adhere to Administrative Instruction by the Commissioner General of Prisons in January 2017 regarding transportation of prisoners” he added.


The Uganda Prisons Service inspection team has been dispatched and their findings will inform the next course of action.