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As you are all aware, 17 students of Lhubirira Secondary School, located in Nyabugando cell, Nyabugando ward, Mpondwe Lhubirira Town Council, in Kasese district, were burnt beyond recognition, in the boy’s dormitory, during the tragic terror attack on the school by suspected ADF, on the 16.06.2023.

As a result, our forensic experts from the Directorate of Forensic Services, together with the Joint Medical Teams from the Police, UPDF and Bwera, obtained biological samples from the unidentified bodies and from the relatives who were missing their children. The samples marked Body 1-17, were immediately submitted to the forensic lab for further DNA analysis.

We would like to inform all the matched persons, whose names appear below;, to link up with the Forensic and Medical teams, on Tuesday, 27.06.2023 at 11am, and pick the remains of their loved ones, at Bwera Hospital mortuary. The matched persons include;

S.NoBody MarkMatched personsName of deceasedAge of deceased
1.BODY “02”Komuhangi RosetTumuhamye Amos17 years
2.BODY “03”Biira SyliviaMuhindo Brian17 years
3.BODY “06”Baluku YasinMumbere Samuel16 years
4.BODY “08”Kahindo GraceMuhindo Charles18 years
5.BODY “09”Biira Rose MaryKule Molius17 years
6.BODY “11”Muhindo RebeccaMasereka Jowas16 years
7.BODY “13”Kyakimwa NyesiMasereka Salazia19 years
8.BODY “14”Mbabazi Wilson and Tumuhise ChristineByamukama Joab15 years
9.BODY “16”Ithungu JaneBwambale Onesmus17 years
10.BODY “17”Kule NgindonaMuhindo Isaac16 years
11.BODY “18”Kabugho PeleginaMumbere Felix16 years

We further call upon the relatives to the remaining 6 victims, whose bodies have not yet been identified to send their biological mothers, maternal aunts and or maternal grandparents, to Bwera Police Station, on Tuesday 27.06.2023 at 10am, for sampling.

The burial arrangements continue to be coordinated by Government, through the Ministry of Education and Sports. May the souls of our departed Ugandans, Rest in Eternal Peace.

SCP Enanga Fred

Police Spokesperson

26th June 2023

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