Body of Missing Makerere University Lecturer Found Floating on Lake Victoria


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The body of a lecturer at Makerere University has been retrieved from Senene Island along the shores of Lake Victoria.

The deceased has been identified as Julius Mugaga 32. He was a lecturer at Makerere University and a resident of Kasubi in Lubaga Division.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango confirmed the incident.

Onyango said that on May 16, 2024, police received information that fishermen had seen a body floating on the shores of Lake Victoria on Senene Island.

 According to eyewitnesses, the body was floating, facing up. The body of the deceased was picked up from Senene Island by a team of casual experts and brought up to Portbell for easy retrieval.

It is currently at Mulago City Mortuary for a post-mortem. Onyango adds that at the scene, police got an Aquos mobile phone, a bank deposit slip from Equity Bank dated May 13, 2024, in the name of Mugaga Julius, and a pair of rubber-blue sandals recovered near the body at the shores.

“The body was found in a decomposing state, dressed in a dark and light blue t-shirt and a pair of assorted coloured shorts.

The relatives were identified through the missed calls on the deceased’s phone, and one Ssebufu Alex, a biological brother, identified the deceased as Mugaga,” said Onyango.

Onyango adds that a case of disappearance was reported at Kawala police station, vide SD ref 14/15/05/2024. By press time, the body was still at the city mortuary for a postmortem.

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