DNA process to identify slain KDF soldiers complicated
15 February 2016, 18:03
Nairobi - The DNA process to identify slain soldiers killed in the Al Adde attack in Somalia is complicated, News24 understands.
Officers close to the process say that many bodies recovered from the attack have been badly damaged and getting to know the identities of the dead is tough.
" The process is taking a long time because we want to be very sure before we hand over bodies for burial and it is not easy as they were badly damaged," the officer who chose not to be named told News24.
So far, all families of the soldiers who were in the camp have handed over DNA samples and are awaiting the results.
But there is no time limit or range for those still waiting.
" There is no time limit. We are waiting to see when we can be complete but we have asked the families to be patient," the officer added.
KDF is still silent on the number of officers who were in Al Adde as well as the number of dead, injured and still missing.
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