Mestil hotel, Manger arrested, after boy drowns

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Ugandan police are investigating how a 13-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool at a 4-star Mestil Hotel.

Mestil Hotel in located Nsambya, a neighbourhood within the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

The hotel’s general manager has been arrested following the incident on Sunday to help the authorities with the investigations.

The Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Oweyesigyire says the manager has been detained at Kabalagala police station as investigations into the young boy’s death continue.

Oweyesigyire says police rushed to the scene following a call from a concerned parent last evening but unfortunately could not rescue him alive.

He says the body of the deceased boy has since been taken to the city mortuary at Mulago hospital for postmortem.

Oweyesigyire has now asked parents and hotel attendants to work together in protecting children near swimming pools and related water bodies if they are to prevent them from drowning.

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