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As we draw closer to the popular Uganda Martyrs day, we wish to inform the public, that all pilgrims, who are trekking the long journey trail, from different parts of the country and the neighboring countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC, are all safe. This year 2024, we have registered an increase in the number of foot pilgrims and we are committed to the safety of all pilgrims. So far, we are escorting and protecting over 2600 pilgrims across the country.

1. The first batch of 144 pilgrims from the Diocese of Kakamega, entered Uganda through Malaba.

2. 64 pilgrims from Kitale Kenya, entered Uganda on the 25.05.2024 through the Suam border, Bukwo district and teamed up with other pilgrims.

3. 73 pilgrims from the Kenyan Catholic Dioceses of Kakamega, Eldoret and Kiisi, entered Uganda through Busia border post on the 25.05.2024.

4. On the 25.05.2024, 171, pilgrims from the Catholic Church of Eldoret Kenya, entered Uganda through Busia at around 11am.

5. 272 pilgrims from Kasese are being escorted.

6. The first group of 531pilgrims from Nebbi, passed Nakasongola.

7. A group of 900 pilgrims from Lira passed Migyera.

8. A group of 350 pilgrims from Gulu passed Kafu.

9. A group of 200 pilgrims from the DRC, Rwanda, Kisoro district and Rubanda district had passed Masaka.

In addition, the Uganda martyrs Children’s Day celebrations were successfully held on the 23.05.2024 at the Anglican Site. The prayers were led by Bishop Emeritus Ssebagala James of Mukono Diocese, to over 4000 children gathered from all dioceses of the Church of Uganda. They were accompanied by 489 teachers.

Those walking should doing so while in the opposite side of the road, so that they can see oncoming motor vehicles, travel in groups, walk in a row, wear jackets or eye catching clothes, keep an eye on their belongings despite the solidarity, companionship and fraternity, and do not carry large amounts of money, just little money for occasional expenses.

As the UPF, we remain committed to the safety of all pilgrims, the year 2024. We continue to create a safe environment for all people involved in the pilgrimage this year.




SCP Enanga Fred

Police Spokesperson

27th May 2024

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