City riots: Six of the 37 bodies still unclaimed

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Relatives take the remains of one of the person who died during the riots(photo by Ayubu Kirinya)

Six of the 37 bodies of people killed during the city riots that have so far been recorded at the Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) mortuary in Mulago remain unclaimed.

Giving the update on Friday morning, Dr. Moses Byaruhanga, the Police Pathologist, said two of the unclaimed deceased are women. He says they plan to keep them for as long as they can for their relatives to turn up and claim them.

The deaths arise from the continuing riots that sprouted out in different parts of Kampala city on Wednesday following the arrest of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu while on campaigning trail in Luuka district.

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The pathologist says most of the bodies had injuries arising from firearms, stampede and traumatic accidents although he adds they are still analyzing to come up with a comprehensive report for what could have been the cause of death for each.

So far, Dr Byaruhanga says, their photographs have been taken and samples collected for possible DNA analysis in case it is required.

Some of the relatives and friends of the deceased found at the City Mortuary waiting to pick the bodies narrated how the victims met their death.

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Source – Eagle Online

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