Kinyara sugar factory employee killed by machine

By George Muzoora

Employees of Kinyara sugar factory in Masindi district are grieving after their colleague was allegedly grabbed by a conveyor machine that crashed and killed him instantly.

16 year old Daniel Odoch, a student at Kinyara high school in Budongo Sub County, Masindi district was a temporary worker looking for school fees.

Kinyara Sugar factory corporate communications manager Kirunda Magoola has confirmed Odoch’s death describing the incident as very unfortunate.

Workers Unions and rights bodies have often raised concern over employing minors especially in sugarcane growing and related activities around Kinyara sugar factory.

However, the management of Kinyara Sugar has always denied employing minors, instead blaming the vice on its contractors.