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91 Killed in Easter Road Crashes, Crimes

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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 that the road crashes left 120 people injured with Kampala metropolitan area, Albertine, and Wamala regions recording the highest number of road crashes during the Easter period.

Police statistics and civil society studies such as Safe Way Right Way (SWRW) have often shown that the biggest number of motorcycle riders and their passengers perish or sustain life-threatening injuries in road crashes because of not wearing crash helmets.

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.

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