Police in Tororo District have identified the family that buried the remains of 18 people in Akworot South Village in Mukuju Sub-county.
The Resident District Commissioner, Mr Nickson Owole, who is also the head of security in the district, said the family of Saleh Mubarak, a resident of Amagoro “A” North Village in eastern Tororo Municipality, relocated the remains,Initial reports had suggested that the graves were of strange bodies.
Mr Owole said the family exhumed the remains to pave way for construction of the standard gauge railway (SGR).
Construction of the SGR remains a mirage and government attempts to secure funding from China have thus far been unsuccessful, although the process of securing vacant possession of land for the project has been underway for years.
Mr Saleh’s family is among hundreds of residents who have been asked to vacate their land and relocate the graves of their relatives if possible after receiving their compensation.
The family bought land from the late Joseph Okumu Boma, a resident of Akworot South Village at Shs18m, where they relocated the remains .
However, following the mysterious death of Okumi on Friday, the residents mobilised and exhumed five of the remains. End.