By Benjamin Jumbe
Police and other security rescue agencies today continue the search for missing persons who drowned at Kiira dam yesterday.
This follows a boat accident in which the family of International University of East Africa boss, Hassan Alwi, drowned at Kiira dam on their way to the Source of the Nile.
Alwi was traveling with his wife Shakira Super and two children Amia Alwi and Jafalu Alwi, and tour guide Patrick Okidi when their boat experienced an engine failure.
The DPC Jinja Ahmed Hasunira says a team of police officers from Nalufenya police station together with Police marine responded and rescued two people from the water who had reached Kiira dam turbines, namely Jafalu Alwi 12 years, and Patrick Okidi 39 years.
He says the search for the missing three family members and a rescue person yet to be identified continues today. So far, only three people have been rescued.