Rakai school fire: police hands over bodies for burial

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On Thursday November 15, 2018 at about 1:30 pm, the team of senior pathologists headed by the Director Police Health Services, AIGP Dr. Moses Byaruhanga handed over the bodies of nine (9) children that were killed in the fire at the above school on Sunday November 11, 2018.

The function was witnessed by Hon. Rosemary Ssenninde, Minister of State for Primary Education at Mulago National Referral Hospital.

All the bodies were successfully identified, post-mortems done and DNA tests and analysis done.

They are now in transit to the school except one body which has been taken to Semuto, Nakaseke district in accordance with the wishes of the family. The other eight (8) remains will be handed over to the respective families accordingly at the school, possibly this evening.

Worth to note is the tireless efforts of the pathologists, the experts from the Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory (D/GAL) and police investigators that coordinated this entire process.

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Police thanked the eminent team of doctors headed by AIGP Dr. Moses Byaruhanga including Dr. Sam Kalungi and Dr. Male Mutumba that have been working together to accomplish this great task.

It is equally important to note the efforts of the entire team of experts at the Directorate of GAL headed by Director; Mr. Kateu Kepha.

The Uganda Police Force will continue with the investigation of this heinous crime that claimed 10 lives left, 36 hospitalized and many more traumatized.

“Police will ensure that justice prevails. We stand with the families in these trying moments,” said SSP Emilian Kayima, police spokesperson.

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