DNA now safe in our mortuary, says Kayihura

Police chief Kale Kayihura

Inspector General of police Gen Kale Kayihura says no one will once again tamper with post-mortem results since police will now have its own mortuary.

The police chief was speaking at the launch of the Regional Forensic Referral Centre of Excellence at Police Headquarters in Naguru on Saturday.

“We have made a break through, we are now going to have control over the post-mortem examination results as soon as this project is complete,” Kayihura told his guests.

The first deputy Prime Minister Rt. Hon Gen Moses Ali who commissioned the Forensic Referral Centre said the main aim of the project is “to strengthen the investigative capacity of law enforcement agencies through application of modern scientific techniques in compliance with international standards”.

In his address, Kayihura said that once the project is complete, it will transform the quality of criminal investigations in all security sectors.


“We are going to have our own mortuary nobody will interfere with results,” Kayihura reported saying friends of Uganda police from outside countries have started on a programme to improve the quality of police investigators (CID).

The 4-storied project will seat on 2.96 acres of land with four wings that will be dealing in forensic pathology, Cyber and digital forensic, database (DNA), crime scene management, forensic biology, and chemical analysis among others.

Earlier, Kayihura had reported a breakthrough in identifying the people behind the killing of young women in Entebbe and Nansana areas.

Police at the beginning of this week received results of the analysis from the Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory (DGAL) to compare semen samples picked from the victims to the DNA of two of the suspects.

According to DGAL document, eight of the samples picked from different crime scenes in Nansasa Municipality matched the DNA of Ibrahim Kaweesa a boda boda cyclist, while five of the samples picked in Katabi Town Council matched the DNA of William Ssenoga.

Kayihura also confirmed the breakthrough and thanked the team of detectives and other security agencies that have been investigating the killings.