By Our Reporter
The Ugandan community in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is mourning one of their own who was murdered by unknown people over the weekend.
The deceased identified as Molly Bukirwa, was a domestic worker in Oman, but her body was recovered over the weekend by Good Samaritans who rushed her to Al Buraymi Hospital in Muscat.
However, a postmortem report compiled by medics at Al Buraymi Hospital indicate that by the time Bukirwa was rushed to the health facility she was already dead, although the cause of her death could not be readily established.
Ugandans in Oman have since called upon her relatives or anyone who knows them to inform them about her unfortunate demise, such that her body can be repatriated to Uganda for proper burial.
It should however be noted that several Ugandan girls who were exported by recruitment agencies to the UAE have died in the recent past, especially in Oman.
In April last year, a lady identified as Kezia Nalwanga, 25 years, a teacher by profession and a resident of Wamala in Nansana division, was murdered in Oman.
According to deceased’s mother Dorothy Nakagwa, her daughter was trafficked by Sarah Nazziwa who had connections in Oman and took her to work for Ahmed Abudullah Mohammed Alim Mamali who allegedly mistreated, raped and murdered her.
In September the same year, another woman identified as Sarah Achenyi, who was a domestic worker, died in Oman. Achenyi was daughter of Raphael Ofango, of Bugiri District, but died over under unclear circumstances, according to authorities in Oman’s capital Muscat.
A member of Uganda migrant workers in Oman identified as Esther Babirye explained that Achenyi’s body was buried in Oman after her parents failed to raise the Shs10m which was needed to repatriate it to Uganda for burial.
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