Crime & Investigation

Police Want More Emergency Exits at Namugongo Shrines


ampoule geneva;”>Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Andrew Felix Kaweesi told Chimpreports on Thursday that all police teams that were deployed in Namugongo have been withdrawn to allow normal business operations flow uninterrupted.

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look geneva;”>“From a general estimation, this year’s Martyrs’ Day celebrations have been the most successful with minimum cases of criminality,” said Kaweesi.

“We have registered only 108 cases compared to last year, a progress that is attributed to heavy deployment of non uniform police force,” he further told journalists at a press conference in Namugongo.

Kaweesi revealed that the celebrations were marked with minimal accident cases, adding that police only registered 4 serious accidents which occurred along Jinja highway and in Nalya-Kiwatule.

He, however, observed that police managed to contain unruly crowds as thousands of pilgrims struggled to access Namugongo.

On this note, Kaweesi asked the church and government to create more emergency exits from the Catholic shrine grounds to reduce on the number of people who end up fainting as they struggle to get out of the venue after the masses.

“The situation at the two shrines remains calm as pilgrims continue to vacate the place slowly.”


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