By Hanning Mbabazi
Namugongo: The Uganda police force have today morning issued a statement congratulating the public upon successfully commemorating the annual Uganda Martyrs Day, which was celebrated yesterday 3rd, June, 2019, at Uganda Martyrs Shrines Namugongo.
In a statement issued by ACP Polly Namaye, the Deputy spokesperson Uganda Police Force, said that Uganda Martyrs Shrines are some of the most recognized shrines in Africa where activities of celebration include religious sacraments such as baptism and prayers, but are not limited because the pilgrims also find time to play, tour and enjoy the eats and drinks on display. “We thank 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.
The Police noted that the number of reported cases reduced from 89 in 2018 to 46 in 2019, where 40 are reports of suspected stolen mobile phones , two impersonation , two suspected stolen, one assault and one counterfeit where a suspect was arrested selling soda property suspected to be fake. “We have in custody a total of 11 suspects, while two have been given police bond,”she said. The traffic and road safety desk registered two serious accidents at Kyaliwajala trading center and along Jinja highway at Namanve and 64 cases of missing children were reported in total, to our Child and Family Protection Unit desk at Namugongo, where 62 of these children were recovered. Of these, Police say, 58 were reunited with their families, 4 are still with our Child And Family Protection Office at CPS Kampala, two children are still missing namely Kwikiriza Batesa and Kibalama Joshua. Police called upon anyone whose child went missing at Namugongo shrines to contact the Child and family protection office at CPS Kampala (0714403295) for assistance,” Namaye said.