Kampala Metropolitan Police has retrieved the remains of a woman who drowned in a drainage channel in May.
The deceased, identified as Cissy Namukasa who was a food vendor, was swept away by heavy floods at Nakawa Traffic lights and her body had never been found since then.
Addressing the press in Kampala on Monday, police spokesperson Fred Enanga has revealed that they have been working with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to open up sewer lines around the city in search efforts of the missing woman.
“We are lucky that on the 11th of this month, we managed to retrieve the body from Namuwongo, Kanyogoga road by a one Kasumba Silimani who saw the remains of the victim,” he said.
In the remains retrieved, according to Enanga, include a skull and a red jacket that the victim was putting on the day of her disappearance.
The remains were transferred to Mulago hospital mortuary awaiting DNA tests from the deceased’s relatives.
On the fateful day, the late Cissy Namukasa was heading to Nakawa market as per her routine but this time under a heavy downpour.
As she was walking towards the traffic lights from Bugolobi, she stepped in a manhole that was covered with flooding water and got swept off into a trench.