Missing Rubanda student found dead in Lake Bunyonyi

Fisherman at Lake Bunyonyi
Lately, there has been an increase of drowning and loss of lives on Lake Bunyonyi. Courtesy Photo.

The missing student of St. Andrews Secondary School in Rubanda District has been found dead.

The body of the 16 – year-old Denis Owaruhanga was found floating on Lake Bunyonyi following his disappearance on March 17th 2017.

The late Owaruhanga is a son to John Bwankosa, a resident of Kyigyeyo village in Ikumba Sub County in Rubanda district.

According to Bwankosa, his son left for school on Friday last week but didn’t return.

He says they mounted a search for him in vain until last evening when his body was seen by residents floating on Lake Bunyonyi. Tai Ramadhan, the Rubanda District Police Commander, says they have commenced investigations to establish how the student died.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi Police Spokesperson, says the deceased could have committed suicide by drowning since preliminary investigations show that he had misunderstandings with his parents.

The management of St. Andrews Secondary School has declined to comment on the matter.