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The pathologist says most of the bodies had injuries arising from bullets, stampede and traumatic accidents although he adds they still analyzing to come up with a comprehensive report for what could have been the cause of death for each.

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Six of the 37 bodies of people killed during the city riots that have so far been recorded at the Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) mortuary in Mulago remain unclaimed.

Giving the update on Friday morning, Dr. Moses Byaruhanga, the Police Pathologist, said two of the unclaimed deceased are women. He says they plan to keep them for as long as they can for their relatives to turn up and claim them.

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The deaths arise from the continuing riots that sprouted out in different parts of Kampala city on Wednesday following the arrest of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu while on campaigning trail in Luuka district.

The pathologist says most of the bodies had injuries arising from firearms, stampede and traumatic accidents although he adds they still analyzing to come up with a comprehensive report for what could have been the cause of death for each. 

So far, Dr Byaruhanga says, their photographs have been taken and samples collected for possible DNA analysis incase it is required.

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Some of the relatives and friends of the deceased found at the City Mortuary waiting to pick the bodies narrated how the victims met their death.

Benon Nkwasibwe, a resident of Kajaara Rwashamire in Ntungamo district and an uncle to Sadam Mwebesa says that his nephew was shot in Wednesday while vending his merchandise.

According to Nkwasibwe, when the protests started, Mwebesa hired a Boda Boda rider take him back to his home in Bwaise. He was however shot dead by a police officer.

Maureen Nakazibwe a wife to Peter Kintu a Boda Boda rider who was shot dead by Local Defense Unit-LDU personnel says that her husband woke up and left for town. She explains that when the protests started, Kintu rode his motorcycle to Nansana where he stays but decided to join friends at a welding shop, where he was shot dead.

According to Nakazibwe, she is contemplating how she will look after their seven children.

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Nasser Kongora a brother to Ayubu Kongoro who was killed in Kisenyi, says that his brother was working at a maize flour machine, where a stray bullet him and killing him instantly.

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Kato Isiima a resident of Namugongo and a friend to Enoch Kansiime a Boda Boda rider who was shot in Namugongo says that the deceased was not part of the protesters. 

According to Isiima, Kansiime was shot when he was returning from a shop where he was sent by a client.

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