Fred Enanga said that the human remains of 15 bodies were exhumed from Kyengera Town Council on the 8/02/2021, by Aisha Kwagala.
The territorial Police in Mpigi have embarked on investigations to determine and arrest all individuals who were involved in exhuming 15 dead bodies.
In a police statement dated 10th February 2021, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said that the human remains of 15 bodies were exhumed from Kyengera Town Council on the 8/02/2021, by Aisha Kwagala were abandoned at the proposed new burial ground.
“The human remains of 15 bodies were exhumed from Kyengera Town Council on the 8/02/2021, by Aisha Kwagala, and transferred for reburial in Busese “A” village, Nkozi sub-county in Mpigi district, were abandoned at the proposed burial ground at around 5:15pm, that same day,” Enanga said.
Enanga, also, noted that this occurred after the owner of the land at Busese “A” village blocked the reburial process on the land.
The police spokesperson, however, identified that investigations showed that manner in which these bodies were exhumed was controversial and inappropriate.
He said that when Aisha Kwagala and her group were blocked from reburying the human remains, they took a deaf ear dumped all them and took off.
“The preliminary findings indicate that the exhumation and the transfer of the remains was controversial, since the family did not follow the right procedure of relocating the remains to their loved ones from Kyengera to another burial site. There was no agreement over the new burial site in Busese “A” village, and no court order authorising the exhumation and transfer of the remains,” Enanga noted.
“It was further established that after Aisha Kwagala and her team were blocked from reburying the human remains, they pretended as if they were returning with the human remains Kyengera, but in a dramatic turn of events, dumped all the remains at Busese “A” village and drove off.”
He, however, issued a warning to the general public that it is unlawful for anyone to disturb or remove the remains of the deceased persons, without the lawful authorisation from court or consent from the next of kin.
He promised that the police will track down all the suspects and have them be charged before the court on charges among others, distorting the peace of the dead.
“We shall endeavour to track down the suspects (relatives) on both sides for disturbing the peace of the dead, after they exhumed and abandoned their bodies in the open. Our task teams recovered the human remains wrapped in blackcloth with name tags that included; Nakamanya Kintu, Sam, Namusisi, Nsubuga x3, Nakabembe, Nalwoga, Zaina, Nakiwola, Sande, Mayombwe Emma, Benna, Nalwaga Jalia and Sebastian Kibem. All were transferred to Gombe Hospital for further examination.”