Police holds 241 suspects for disrupting order during Easter

By Robert Ssegwa
Police says   241 suspects were arrested in Kampala metropolitan area during Easter celebration.
Patrick Onyango the police spokesperson says although the festivities ended peacefully, 8 murder cases were registered in Kampala, Buku, Adjumani, Kyotera, Kotido, Kabong and Busia, while two people died of food poisoning and two others committed suicide in Atyak village in Amuru district.
Onyango says that  the 241 suspects were arrested, for snatching phones and pick pocketing. Onyango adds that police also deployed in black  spots  like Katwe Kinyoro , Clock tower, Kisenyi, Bwaise as well as Nateete where people who wanted to cause harm had staged and they were arrested.
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12 people were murdered during Easter.

By Robert Segawa

The Uganda police force reports that the Easter celebration were held piece fully in the whole country although 12 murders were registered among others.

Addressing the press today at CPS Kampala the police spokesperson Asan Kasingye says that the 12 murders were in areas of Hoima, Kampala metropolitan Nsangi , Adjumani, Butalejja, Luuka and Nakapiripiriti where a husband was killed by his wife for not providing the Easter necessities.

He adds that four cases of defilement were registered in Amuria and Moroto where North West Nile experienced 15 cases of assault committed in social places among others.

During the same press conference, Kasingye applauded residents of Mpugwe who combined effort to arrest 8 youth who had circulated threatening letters.