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Martyrs’ Day: Woman Delivers in Prayers; Hundreds Hospitalized

One woman whose names had not been established by publication time gave birth to a bouncing baby girl during this year’s Martyrs’ Day celebrations at Namugongo on Friday.

Dr. Joseph Kalanzi, medications http://comeandcheck.it/wp-admin/includes/list-table.php the head of operations at the national ambulance services, sickness confirmed the news and informed us that both the mother and baby were in good condition.

“We have also received over 500 people since Tuesday and have been hospitalized with different ailments including high blood pressure, diabetes and fatigue and were rushed to Kiruddu and Mulago government hospitals,” Dr.Kalanzi told Chimpreports.

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He added, “So far today we have got 42 cases including a Malawian female and 4 of these were in critical condition that necessitated that we refer them to Kiruddu and Mulago hospitals.

Pilgrims Happy

In an interview with Chimpreports, most of the pilgrims expressed happiness and fulfillment for having fulfilled their obligation of making the journey to the Martyrs shrine.

“I came with eye problems but after washing them with the holy waters, my eyes can now see clearly,” said 50 year old Mary Katutwoire from Hoima.

A police officer gets a share of the holy water

A police officer gets a share of the holy water

This she said was her 27th time she is attending the service at Namugongo since 1989 noting that as a believer; a lot has been achieved since she started coming to celebrate the Uganda Martyrs.

According to 45 year old Joseph Okello from Lira, trekking to Namugongo is another way he strengthens his love for the Uganda martyrs and God adding that it is a worthwhile experience.

A policemen helps an elderly pilgrim

“It is one of the ways to increase by belief in God both physically and mentally. The holy water from the martyrs’ lake is another blessing and heals many ailments,” he said.

Eighty year old Rosemary Namutebi said coming to Namugongo is one way of walking into the footsteps of the Uganda martyrs adding it is one way of strengthening her belief in God as well as Christianity.

An elderly leaving with holy water

Over 50 Arrested

Meanwhile, the police by press time had arrested over 50 criminals who were engaged in various dubious acts during celebrations at Namugongo.

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This was confirmed by the Kira Division DPC John Baptist Serunjogi who told us that most of these had been arrested for pick-pocketing among other offences.

However, the Kampala Metropolitan police Area police spokesperson Patrick Onyango could not confirm the number adding that he was still gathering information about the arrests.

The annual celebration commemorates 45 martyrs, both catholic and Anglican burnt to death between 1885 and 1887 on orders of the then Buganda King, Mwanga II for disobeying him and joining Christianity.Selling soveniors

 

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