BY LYDIA AMUYA OMECH
KAMPALA, Uganda|SHIFTMEDIA| Relatives of Namukasa Cissy, the lady who was captured as she drown in Nakawa during a heavy down pour in May have castigated the police for delaying to release her body.
The body suspected to be that of Namukasa was retrieved in a swamp in Namuwongo, a Kampala Suburb after residents tipped police. The search for her body was lost after water level went high prompting police to give up on the search.
A relative who declined to be named revealed to ShiftMedi News that the retrieved body was of her sister. The family had sued Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) for negligence. The family jointly sued KCCA and the Attorney General demanding for shs500 million ($135, 000).
Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed that the retrieved body had been taken to Mulago Hospital Mortuary.
He said samples were taken to the Government Analytical Laboratory to carry out a DNA examination. Officials from the Government Analytical Laboratory confirmed that DNA examinations were being conducted and would be released by Wednesday.
A sombre mood hang at the deceased residence in Nakawa division as relatives gathered to prepare for her decent burial. We established from inside sources at KCCA that efforts are underway to support the family with burial arrangements, though some insiders revealed that the family was negotiating with KCCA officials to settle the matter out of court.
Namukasa, a staunch Christian who used to preach to multitude of women around Bugolobi was captured by CCTV as she struggled to get off an open manhole after a downpour.
Efforts by wellwishers to pull her out of the ditch were futile due to the heavy running water. After her death, KCCA rushed and sealed the manhole adjacent to the Nakawa traffic lights.