The Family of Mwaghasyendwa of Kabughabugha village in Rukoki Sub-County Kasese district want the remains of nine people who were buried between 1980 and 2022 exhumed after their graves being washed away by floods last week.
Mr. Robert Bwambale Mwaghasyendwa asked Government to allow them and witness the digging up of human skulls and other bones, including clothes where the bodies were wrapped.
The remains were of Maliam 80, Mwaghasyendwa Masereka 90 and Sofia Ndungu 70 among others.
He said they will first seek permission from court and the Police to exhume these bodies which are currently displayed alongside the drainage channel. Mr. Robert on Exhumation….
In Uganda, it is illegal to exhume bodies because the law prescribes it as disturbing the peace of the dead and is punishable with imprisonment of up to one year.
The MP for Busongora County South Hon. Gideon Thembo Mujungu, who directed the re-allocation of 32 badly affected families staying along Kabughabugha valley to St.Kizito Nyakasozi catholic church temporary camp delivered blankets and mattresses to them this morning.
Hon.Mujungu on aid speaking …..
Mujungu said government is planning to re-allocate about 400 families affected by Mudslide and floods in Rukoki and Mbunga sub-counties. END.