By Najibu Mulema

The mass burial for 52 unclaimed bodies from the Kasese clashes is set for today at Rukoki UPDF army barracks, Kasese.

Religious leaders lead the prayers for the deceased.

More than 100 people were killed in the recent Kasese clashes last Saturday following a joint operation by Uganda People’s Defence Force( UPDF), police against suspected rebels from a a new rebel group known as Kirumiramutima.

After the operation bodies of the deceased were collected by government and taken to a mortuary in Kasese.

They have been kept for almost a week to the extent that some relatives of the deceased failed to recognize their people since some had started to decompose thus remaining unclaimed.
Early this week ,Kasese woman mp and leader of the opposition, Winnie Kiiza claimed that the government was planning a mass grave for the people who died during the unrest.

However, government refuted the allegation saying that the unclaimed bodies, each will be buried in a separate grave.