11 arrested during Martyrs Day celebrations, police says event was successful 

Posted: 2019-06-04T09:14:06Z Read: 1,191 times
11 arrested during Martyrs Day celebrations, police says event was successful 

Uganda Police force says the number of reported cases during this year’s Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations at Namugongo on Monday 3rd June reduced from 89 cases in 2018 to 46 cases in 2019.


According to a statement released this morning, 40 were reports of suspected stolen mobile phones, 2 cases of impersonation, 2 cases of suspected stolen vehicles, 1 assault, and 1 counterfeit where a suspect was arrested selling soda suspected to be fake. 


Police arrested and is holding a total of 11 suspects, while two have been given police bond.


The traffic and road safety desk registered two serious accidents at Kyaliwajala trading center and along Jinja highway at Namanve. Also, 64 cases of missing children were reported in total, to the Child and Family Protection Unit desk at Namugongo.  


62 of these children were recovered and 58 were reunited with their families, while 4 are still with the Child And Family Protection Office at CPS Kampala, two children are still missing namely kwikiriza Batesa and Kibalama Joshua.


“We call upon anyone whose child went missing at Namugongo shrines to contact the child and family protection office at Crd PS Kampala (0714403295) for assistance.”


Police also thanked all the security agencies, dignitaries and members of the public for the unprecedented hard work and cooperation in ensuring the success of this year’s celebration.