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Tragedy In Yala; Police Speak Over Claims Of 19 Bodies Found In River Yala In A Span Of One Year

Tragedy in River Yala and Yala Sub-County Level 4 Hospital.

A special Forensic Investigations team from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations has been dispatched to Yala, following the recovery of bodies in the river.

According to Bruno Shioso, Police Spokesperson, 19 bodies have been recovered from the river in the last one years.

But non of them has been claimed by any family members.

According to a human rights group, Haki Africa, most of the bodies recovered from River Yala, which flows into Lake Victoria, were found in sacks, some tied up and others mutilated.

Otherwise, the executive director of Haki Africa, Hussein Khalid, has also stated that their local mortuary was receiving the unidentified bodies and had buried nine of them in a mass grave to make space for more bodies.

On the other side, witnesses have stated that the bodies were dumped into the river at night by unidentified people.

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Bruno Shioso Directorate of Criminal Forensic Investigations Lake Victoria Yala


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