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Makerere University third year student drowns while saving child

Man Jose Kayima

A third-year student of electrical engineering at Makerere University has drowned in a swimming pool in Mbale.

The deceased, identified as Emmanuel Wamono, drowned on Saturday afternoon at Mountain Inn Hotel located on Majanga Road while trying to save the life of a child.

Makerere University vice-chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe sent condolences to the family

“I send condolences to the family of this gallant Makererean and the entire university community. May his soul rest in peace.” He said as quoted by Newvision.

His friends reportedly left him at the poolside and decided to go to the bar area.

“As he was seated by the swimming pool, he saw a child who was calling for help and he decided to rescue the child. Unfortunately, he drowned, but the child was saved. Said a family member as quoted by Newvision.

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