3 bodies identified from the River Yala recovery

Four bodies are rotting in the Yala River, as the number of unidentified bodies remains high.

Families of the 21 bodies collected in the river have however been arriving at the morgue to identify the bodies.

The Yala sub county hospital mortuary has a capacity of 16 and currently has 21 bodies in its reserve including the 21 bodies retrieved from the river in the past 3 months.

As such police are unable to retrieve more bodies in the river as they have nowhere to preserve them.

According to Gem sub-county commander, police have no jurisdiction to ferry bodies away from the scene of retrieval. Until now, the bodies remain floating on river Yala.

The bodies of 3 people recovered from the River Yala saga, have been positively identified.

Two gentlemen were brothers and the third was their close friend whom the family identified at the Yala sub-county hospital mortuary.

Families of the deceased are calling the government to ensure those who committed the crime, are brought to book.

Detectives from the DCI forensic department are expected to visit Yala, to assist with the identification and investigation.

Police spokesman Bruno Shioso said a total 20 bodies had been dumped in the river for the past two years.

Additionally, Shioso appealed to anyone with information to come forward to aid in the investigations.

The bodies were found in sacks, some tied up with rope, wrapped in polythene or had plastic bags over their heads and others mutilated.

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