Uganda authorities officially transferred the bodies of two foreign tourists who tragically lost their lives in Kasese to a team of forensic and investigative experts from the UK on November 1, 2023.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, on Monday, November 6, confirmed that the bodies were subsequently repatriated to the UK. He expressed condolences and solidarity with the families and loved ones of the deceased, acknowledging the challenging wait faced by the affected families.
He highlighted the necessary coordination with the UK team to share critical findings, including legal formalities, inquiries, a timeline of events corroborated with GPS and phone evidence, and other relevant recordings.
Enanga also informed that a comprehensive autopsy report was provided to the UK experts. Moreover, he assured both Ugandans and visitors about substantial enhancements in security measures at all tourist sites in the country since the tragic incident.
Efforts are currently underway to recover evidence related to the attack perpetrated by the ADF rebel group. The Ugandan security forces, including the UPDF, marines, and CMI, are actively pursuing the remaining members of the ADF group involved in the attacks on both the tourists and students at Lhubiriha. This same group was responsible for burning a truck of onions and causing fatalities. Security authorities have since vowed to uncover the truth behind these cowardly attacks, ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice or, if necessary, removed from action if they fail to surrender.
In the wake of last month’s attack, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has also increased surveillance of all national game parks in the country through the deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones.