- A total of 148 suspects were arrested for various petty offences .
- Over 3 million local and international pilgrims attend the Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations.
- 22 pilgrims still stranded at the Catholic shrine without transport to go back to home
Security agencies have revealed that the celebrations of Martyrs day on 3rd June 2023 went on smoothly with no major security threat and incident registered.
A police report covering a period of 7 days from 28 May to 4 June 2023,shows that since the deployment of security personnel at Namugongo started, a total of 199 cases were registered.
Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson noted that among the 199 cases 130 were phone thefts, while 62 cases of theft in general were recorded.
A total of 148 suspects were arrested in relation to the registered cases. 137 of these were male, 3 were female and 8 were male juveniles suspects all still in police custody.
In the report, 45 children who went missing were reunited with their parents after calling them on phone numbers that were placed inside their pockets and others written on them.
Enanga stated that the security personnel from various security agencies were able to provide security to over 3 million local and international participants that celebrated the Uganda Martyrs.
International pilgrims came from the United States of America, South, Africa, Nigeria, Malawi, Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania as well as Rwanda.
By Monday morning, a total of 22 pilgrims were still stranded at the Catholic shrine as police are working with the transport sector on how they can be transported back to their home areas.
Relatedly Rogers Nsereko Kawuma the Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police Commander revealed that they registered three separate road crashes in the last week of honoring the Uganda Martyrs.
Seven pilgrims died in three road accidents while more than 17 were left nursing injuries wounds in different hospitals.