Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Metropolitan Police has commended the public over the peaceful Easter celebrations and urged the community to continue being law abiding citizens after celebrating the Holy Week.
Luke Owoyesigire, the Deputy Police Spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Area says there was no major incident recorded in and around Kampala besides petty offences such as pick-pocketing and petty theft.
Police also said the public generally observed the curfew and no persons have been charged for defying the curfew in KMP. Owoyesigire encouraged the public to keep observing the curfew and warned that those who break it will be arrested and charged.
Before Easter, the Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola had urged the public to remain vigilant and extra alert during Easter, warning that criminals often take advantage of such holidays to intensify their unlawful criminal acts. He said to counter such unlawful acts, the police together with the sister security agencies would heighten security with increased presence across the country.
Speaking about the peaceful Easter celebrations, Owoyesigire said the public followed the security guidelines issued by the IGP on behalf of the police. He also noted that the public has been vigilant making it difficult for the criminals to carry out their evil activities.
However, on the police website, there are 3 robbery cases recorded in Jinja town and along Mubende- Fort Portal highway, eight cases of murder, one case of kidnap in Mayuge district, and two deaths of suspected food poisoning in Atiak sub county – Amuru district.
Murders were reported in the districts of Bududa, Busia, Kyotera, Kotido, Bukwo, Adjumani and Kabong.
Police also said that some people have recorded cases of theft of their mobile phones during a music event organized at Munyonyo on Easter Sunday. The number of phones stolen in the event have not been specified, but police says they have arrested some suspects who are being screened.