UMEME sued for 700 million after Electric pole fell and killed 8 year Old

By Ruth Anderah:

A parent from Nakaseke district has taken UMEME to High Court in Kampala seeking to be paid 700 million shillings as a compensation for the loss of her 8 year old daughter.

Mirina Nabaka says on August 7th 2017 the electricity pole fell down in Nakaseke –saaza, Lufula zone , Nakaseke town council and the matter was reported to responsible officers from UMEME, but the fallen wires were left unattended while had power.

That on the next day August 8th 2017 her daughter Ruth Nakabuye aged 8years went to the plantation to pick the green vegetables and was electrocuted by the said electricity wires which were lying in the plantation and she died instantly.

She contends that the defendant’s negligent acts of failing to remove and keep on monitoring the rotten pole supplying power until they fell down caused the death of her daughter.

She avers that UMEME deserves to be punished so as to be deterred from further negligence so as to save the lives of other innocent citizens.

The case file has been allocated to Justice Margaret Oguli oumo to handle.