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Body of woman who died on Jordan kyeyo had no kidneys, post-mortem report shows

Juliet Nakiyemba left her husband and five children and sneaked out of the country for kyeyo in Middle East. That was in August. Weeks after her departure, her husband was informed she was ill and days later he was told she had lost her mental faculties and jumped from the fifth floor of a building and died. But a post-mortem done in Kampala shows she had lost both her kidneys with Police suspecting she had fallen into the hands of body organ traffickers

SPOTLIGHT | A body of a woman returned from Jordan where she is alleged to have committed suicide did not have kidneys, Police have said, quoting from a post-mortem report.

Juliet Nakiyemba, 30, died in Jordan where she had gone to engage in odd jobs, commonly known as kyeyo. A death certificate issued bythe Jordanian ministry of interior shows that Nakiyemba died on September 4, 2018.

Her body was repatriated on September 24 before it was taken to City Mortuary for post-mortem. The decision follows a statement recorded by the deceased husband, Moses Nyakana, a resident of Kigaga Zone, Makindye Division in Kampala, who wanted Police to establish how his wife had been trafficked to Jordan.

“Post-mortem report confirms that two of the deceased’s kidneys had been removed, a condition that may have resulted into her sudden death,” Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Oweyesigire said.

Police in Katwe have since arrested Muhammed Musoke and Timothy Wakhasa, managers of Al Saudi, the recruitment agancy that hired and trafficked the deceased,, to help with investigations.

Met Police says Nakiyemba was trafficked to Jordan in August through Rwanda by Al Saudi Agency. Al Saudi is a licensed company under Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development located along Kibuye Salaama Road.

In Jordan, the deceased was under the employ of Aysha Hassouneh, according to the death certificate.

Deceased fled from husband

In a recorded statement, Nyakana told police detectives that Nakiyemba left his home claiming that she had gone to the village to attend to her sick parents.

The unsuspecting husband then called to establish whether she had reached home safely but attempts to reach Nakiyemba by phone were futile because she had blacklisted his number.

Weeks later, the deceased sent Nyakana WhatsApp messages and voice notes confirming that she had flown abroad for greener pastures.

Nyakana then received a call in September from unknown callers informing him that his wife was very ill and was to be repatriated back, message he claims he never took serious because Nakiyemba had barely spent a month in Jordan.

He was then called the second time by another anonymous caller who told him that the deceased was mentally ill and had committed suicide by jumping through a window from the fifth floor of a building.

He reported the matter to Police in order to establish the company responsible for trafficking Nakiyimba to Jordan.

Nakiyemba, whose national ID shows she was from Lyantonde District, is survived by five children.

The two suspects are currently detained at Katwe Police Station on charges of human trafficking.

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