UK to Compensate British Victim's Family in Uganda Terror Attack, Excludes Ugandan Guide

The United Kingdom has declared compensation for the families of British victims in the Uganda terror attack at Queen Elizabeth National Park. The attack, considered an act of terrorism, qualifies affected families to seek compensation. However, the exclusion of the Ugandan guide's family from eligibility sparks a discussion on international compensation laws. Efforts to track down the perpetrators continue as both governments collaborate to honor the victims and support affected families.

Compensation in UK for British Victims in Uganda Terror Attack, Excluding Ugandan Guide's Family.

The United Kingdom has announced plans to compensate the families of a British citizen, David Barlow, and his South African wife, Emmaretia Geyer, who tragically lost their lives in a terror attack within the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda. The couple, along with their Ugandan tour guide, Eric Alyai, fell victim to suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels on October 17.

While the British nationals' families are eligible for compensation due to the attack being designated an act of terrorism by the UK's foreign office, the relatives of the Ugandan victim, Eric Alyai, do not meet the criteria for compensation under the UK Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012, as he was neither a British citizen nor closely related to a British national.

The compensation for victims and their families is available through the Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme 2012, administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This scheme allows applications from those injured or families who lost their loved ones in the attack.

Despite ongoing efforts by security agencies to trace the suspected perpetrators, a group of five individuals they remain at large.

In response to the tragic incident, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, revealed that discussions were underway with the UK government to offer support to the bereaved families. The Ugandan government also plans to honor the memory of the deceased tourists by naming roads in their honor. Additionally, they aim to extend support to the family of Eric Alyai, the Ugandan victim in the attack.

The pursuit for justice continues as investigations persist into the tragic event that claimed the lives of these individuals.

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