A poverty activist, identified as Steven Kizza drowned in Aruu Falls, Gulu district in Kampala, Uganda – Kizza, an employee of an NGO based in Kamwokya, Kampala had traveled to Gulu on a work-related trip.
While there, he and other colleagues decided to go and have fun at the falls. Moments before he drowned, he first took pictures, then he sat down and put his feet in water as his friends took pictures.
Kizza slipped down the water falls and by the time they realized he was actually slipping from life, it was too late to rescue him.
Police came in later and managed to retrieve the body. It was transferred to Lacor Hospital in Gulu. Kizza was in charge of research and human resources in the NGO, Innovation for Poverty Action, Uganda, which normally handles private and government contracts.
Fredrick Mugabi, one of his friends says Kizza’s wedding was scheduled for August and wedding meetings were already going on.