UPDF soldier drowns self in Lake Victoria

A marine unit at Lake victoria

A UPDF soldier on Thursday threw himself off the deck and drowned in Lake Victoria.

The soldier only identified as Sergeant Kaboyo jumped off MV Kalangala, a vessel that transports people and cargo from Entebbe to Kalangala District.

Kaboyo, according to reports, was standing on the balcony of the vessel’s First Class lounge for more than an hour before jumping off.

The vessel’s security team leader Ismail Onama said the soldier had not registered while boarding.

They found a cellphone and a note saying: “My name is Kaboyo, I have been miserable for a long time but it is high time I rest.”

Kalangala Resident District Commissioner Caleb Tukaikiriza told Daily Monitor security will be tightened on the vessel to avoid the reoccurrence of such incidents.

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