Crime & Investigation

Kasese: 52 Bodies Buried in Mass Grave

Locals lowering caskets in a mass grave in Kasese on December 4, 2016 (Photo: S. Nduhukire)

At least 52 unclaimed bodies of suspected fighters killed during the recent clashes in Rwenzori have been buried today (Dec. 4) in a mass grave at Rukoki in Kasese District.

Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi said locals were given enough time to identify bodies of their relatives.

He further pointed out that some of the deceased were suspected Mai Mai fighters from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

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The mass burial was planned for this past Friday only for the public to appeal for more time to identify the bodies.

The burial was extended to today.

On his part, approved Kasese Municipality Mayor Mr Godfrey Kabyanga Baluku said, sildenafil “Most of the dead bodies had decomposed which made it difficult for the relatives to identify them.”

The caskets containing the remains of the fighters were taken by police trucks to the mass grave.

Mayor Baluku said many of those who died during the attack included militants from Mubuku, Kagando, and Bwesumbu among other areas.

The UPDF on November 27 raided the Rwenzururu palace, arresting the King.

Government said at least 14 security officers and dozens of Rwenzururu fighters were killed in the skirmishes.


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