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Trafic police reports upto 91 lives lost during Easter holidays

02 April, 2024

At least 91 people were killed in road crashes and crime incidents that happened in the Easter holidays according to Uganda police statistics.

According to the Police, 46 people were killed in crime incidents while 45 perished in traffic crashes. The road crashes and crimes that claimed the lives of people happened between March 28 (Holy Thursday) and April 01 (Easter Monday).

Michael Kananura, the Traffic Police Spokesperson, said road crashes killed 22 motorcycle riders, 10 passengers, and five passengers on motorcycles. Kananura said However said that Kampala metropolitan area, Albertine, and Wamala regions had the highest number of road crashes during the Easter period.

Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson said 46 people died as a result of mob justice, aggravated robbery, and domestic violence. Enanga said police have so far arrested 52 suspects in connection to killings and other crimes recorded during the Easter holidays.