By DailyNewsUG Correspondent,
The Family and Friends to a Kampala Businesswoman woke up to shocking news and distressing messages this morning 1st June 2020 that their friend Ms. Sheila Namanya fell in her bathroom and died.
MS Sheila Namanya, a Mukiga Lady born in Kabale was a Cosmetics Businesswoman in Kampala, Uganda.
She slipped in her bathroom this morning at 2:30am at her residence in Najjera, a Kampala suburb.
After she fell, Ms. Namanya was rushed to Najjera Hospital and later pronounced dead on arrival.
Sheila graduated from Kyambogo University with a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Logistics Management.
Upon graduation, Namanya initiated self-employment and ventured into the Cosmetics Business.
Born and raised in Kabale, the deceased is survived by three children
SHOWER & BATHTUBS ARE DEATH TRAPS
Wet slippery floors, high tub walls and small spaces in bathroom or shower designs pose a serious threat for just about anyone.
A bathroom is the second most dangerous room in homes after the Kitchen.
Falls in the bathroom or shower are the leading cause of injury and death for adults most especially in adults aged 65 and more.
“It is important that we involve professionals when designing our homes because many quacks might just be setting death traps in the house unknowingly. Professionals are well-versed with the risk-prone sections of the house and would draw designs that are safe,” says a Local Architect.
Slippery floors can be avoided by not using glossy tiles or polished stones, which make the floor slippery. Experts argue that impaction and dumps are good qualities in bathroom. Properly installed anti-skid adhesive tape along the centre of the walkway has also proved to reduce slipperiness.
DailyNewsUG Team Offer our condolences to Sheila’s Children, Family & Friends during this difficult time.