"We call upon anyone whose child went missing at Namugongo shrines to contact the child and family protection office at CPS Kampala (0714403295) for assistance," Police
Over 60 children were reported missing on Monday after the celebrations to mark the Uganda Martyrs' Day at Namugongo.
According to the Police, 62 were recovered, four asre still at the Police and two are still missing.
Below is the Police statement in full:
The Uganda police force wishes to congratulate all members of the public upon successfully commemorating the annual Uganda Martyrs Day, which was celebrated yesterday 3rd, June,2019, at Uganda Martyrs Shrines Namugongo.
Uganda Martyrs Shrines are some of the most recognized shrines in Africa. The activities of the celebration include religious sacraments such as baptism and prayers, but are not limited because the pilgrims also find time to play, tour and enjoy the eats and drinks on display.
We thank all the security agencies, dignitaries and members of the public for the unprecedented hard work and cooperation in ensuring the success of this year’s celebration.
The Police noted that the number of reported cases reduced from 89 cases in 2018 to 46 cases in 2019, of these 46 cases, 40 are reports of suspected stolen mobile phones, 2 cases of impersonation, 2 cases of suspected stolen, 1 assault, and 1 counterfeit where a suspect was arrested selling soda property suspected to be fake. we have in custody a total of 11 suspects, while two have been given police bond.
The traffic and road safety desk registered two serious accidents at Kyaliwajala trading centre and along Jinja highway at Namanve .
A total of 64 cases of missing children were reported in total, to our Child and Family Protection Unit desk at Namugongo. 62 of these children were recovered. Of these 58 were reunited with their families, 4 are still with our Child and Family Protection Office at CPS Kampala, two children are still missing namely kwikiriza Batesa and Kibalama Joshua.
We call upon anyone whose child went missing at Namugongo shrines to contact the child and family protection office at CPS Kampala (0714403295) for assistance.