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DNA Test Confirms Relationship Between Claimants, Victim of Machete Attacks

Since mid-September, the claimants have been stuck in Lwengo district following a sharp row stemming from their opposition to being subjected to DNA tests by the Police, which they accused of being biased.
Lwengo L.CV Chairperson Ibrahim Kitatta, hosting Three family members of Francis Ruhamyakaaka, one of the people who were murdered. They claim their condolence handout went an impersonator

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The nearly two months of dispute on the origin of one of the victims of the machete attacks in Lwengo district has come to an end following a DNA analysis confirming that he is related to claimants of his remains. 

Francis Ruhamyakaaka alias Mapengo, a former resident of Nakateete village in Kisekka sub-county met his death at the hands of machete attackers in Lwengo district in August this year. His remains were eventually buried at his friend’s home in the neighboring Ddongwa village. 

However, over a month later, three people showed up claiming his remains for reburial in Kisoro district.  The trio including Rosemary Nyirabaseveni, Goerge Mbonimpa, and Kwizera Nfitumukiza also claimed the Shillings 10 million condolence fees, which President Yoweri Museveni gave to the relatives of each of the deceased persons.  

Despite presenting introduction letters from authorities in Kisoro district, that enabled them to secure a court order in a week’s time, Police in Lwengo blocked the trio from exhuming the remains until they are subjected to a DNA test to establish their relationship with the deceased.

Since mid-September, the claimants have been stuck in Lwengo district following a sharp row stemming from their opposition to being subjected to DNA tests by the Police, which they accused of being biased. 

It emerged that the condolence fees had been shared among unscrupulous people that included Security officers after presenting fake relatives to the president. However, results from the DNA analysis from the samples that were eventually taken from the claimants have confirmed that they are indeed relatives to the late Ruhamyakaaka.

George Mbonimpa, one of the claimants says that they have renewed their demands for the condolence fees that went to the wrong people. He says that they have given police a three days ultimatum to give them the remains and the Shillings 10million obtained from President. They claim that the DNA results came out a fortnight ago but police chose to remain silent.   

//Cue in: “kati natuuka eno….  

 

Cue out; ….kubanga ssi zaabwe.”// 

David Ssebuguzi, the LC 1 Chairperson of Kanakulya Zone in Kyazanga Town council who has been hosting the claimants has advised them to pitch camp in the offices of the LC V Chairperson until their demands are addressed. 

Ssebuguzi says that he is overwhelmed by the responsibilities of looking after the claimants, arguing that it is high time their demands are solved with urgency.  

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Cue out; …..bakyabamye omuntu,”//  

Ibrahim Kitatta, the Lwengo LC V Chairperson, says that he has already engaged the responsible parties to resolve the matter decisively now that the DNA results are out. Mohammad Nsubuga, the Greater Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson declined to comment on the matter, saying he needs time to consult about the same.