By Olivia Nabaggala
25th May 2023
Security has concluded inspection of the Anglican Martyrs site Namugongo ahead of 3rd June martyrs’ day celebrations.
In a security meeting held on Thursday at Anglican Martyrs Site Nakiyanja, commanders were given places of operation and management to ensure safety and smooth running of the event.
According to Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, emphasis will be put on terrorism, or bomb threats, crimes that disrupt peace and those who intend to cause chaos.
He has also warned all the pilgrims to avoid moving with sharp objects that could harm other people like knives and others
He says security operatives in civilian clothes are already on ground to monitor the area.
Recently, police reported an influx of pilgrims traveling to Namugongo from neighbouring countries such as Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Kenya walking from the districts including Kanungu, Lira and Gulu.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people embark on a pilgrimage to the Catholic shrine and Anglican site in Namugongo to commemorate the bravery of the Uganda Martyrs on June 3rd, who allegedly sacrificed their lives for their faith.