Some of the abducted children with Jonglei State Minister of Social Development and Children Welfare Rachael Anok Omot (Second from left in glasses) in Bor. [Gurtong | Jacob Achiek Jok]
By Jacob Achiek Jok
BOR, 07 August 2012 [Gurtong] – Jonglei State Minister of Social Development and Children Welfare Rachael Anok Omot announced the DNA test results showed no relationship with the two families that were claiming to be parents of the abducted children.
“According to DNA results, there are no families blood related with the two children, so the children will still stay under the care of our department of Gender, Child and Social Welfare until any other claimer comes up,” she said.
One family from Bor and another from Pochalla had claimed to be the blood relatives of a child who was abducted from Kapiota County.
The two families were both requested to go for a DNA test to confirm the true parents.
A team of doctors from Uganda carried out the tests as there are no doctors trained to examine the test results.
The Minister appreciated the work done by the commissioner in collecting the abducted children and reuniting them with their families.
Omot said that 11 out of 19 children abducted in Pieri Payam in Uror County were returned back to Pibor for identification as some were said to have originated from Uror, Duk and Bor.
The DNA test examination cost the two families approximately US 1,150 dollars.