By Stephen Kalema
Police has arrested the general manager of the new Mestil Hotel in Nsambya following the drowning of a 13-year-old boy in the facility’s swimming pool.
According to the police and observers, the boy’s parents called the police to help their child whose body was motionless in the swimming pool.
It’s alleged that by the time of drowning, the swimming pool attendant Abdullah Karim was not around. However after learning of the incident, he ran away.
He was later arrested and faces charges of neglect.
Before he was apprehended though, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Oweyesigire, said they first arrested the top manager. He was later released.
“We had to arrest the general manager, Sven Saint Saint-Calbe to explain the circumstances under which the boy drowned and died at their hotel,” said Oweyesigire.
Police took the body of the boy to Mulago for a postmortem.