Widows of the infamous Mukura train wagon massacre committed by National Resistance Army (NRA) soldiers are crying out to government for help.
The Fifty five Mukura train victims were suffocated to death inside a train wagon on 11th July 1989, on suspicion of being collaborators of Uganda People's Army rebels.
20-years after the incident widows of the train massacre victims say they are living a miserable life with their children and want government to intervene and compensate them.
Salume Abucho, a resident of Ajeluk village whose husband John William Eswau perished in the inferno says she has single handedly struggled to raise school fees and food for her seven orphaned children.
Abucho appeals to government to come to their rescue and offer a scheme to provide free education to the children of the inferno victims.
She says that they bitter that their children have not been allowed to study free of charge in Mukura Memorial Secondary school that government built in memory of the train massacre victims
She says that they only received 700,000 shillings from government six years ago as part of compensation they were promised.
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Grace Aluka, a survivor of the incident says that they were left out of the compensation that government gave to the families of the victims.
She says some of the survivors of the inferno are permanently incapacitated and should be included in the compensation. Other victims of the inferno expressed bitterness that those responsible for murdering their husbands have never been brought to book.
They cite Capt. Nathan Katagara who allegedly ordered the killing but has never been made to face justice. But the UPDF spokesman Major Felix Kulayigye says that the soldiers were punished.
According to Kulayigye, Captain Opio who was the then intelligence officer was sentenced to ten years in jail.