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Security agencies announce traffic diversions ahead of Uganda Martyrs Day

Security agencies convened at the Anglican worship centre to strategise security measures for Uganda Martyrs Day on June 3.

SSP Patrick Onyango, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP), announced traffic diversions ahead of Uganda Martyrs Day

According to SSP Patrick Onyango, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP), it was decided that starting Wednesday night, the road from Kyaliwajjala to Sonde will be restricted to pedestrians only, with all motorists being diverted as follows:

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  1. Motorists using Seeta - Sonde Road will be redirected at the Catholic Mbalwa Road junction and will exit at Agenda 2000.
  2. Motorists travelling from Nalya to Kyaliwajjala will be diverted at the Kyaliwajjala junction and will use Semambro Road.
  3. Motorists coming from Kireka to Kyaliwajjala will be diverted at Agenda 2000 and will use Mbalwa Road.
  4. Motorists travelling from Jinja to the Capital City should proceed directly to the city centre and avoid using Seeta - Namugongo Road.

These diversions will remain in effect until June 3, which is Uganda Martyrs Day.

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"Please plan your journey in advance as we anticipate traffic congestion around Namugongo," Onyango stated. "We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these diversions."

The Uganda Martyrs were a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda, now part of modern-day Uganda.

They were executed between January 31, 1885, and January 27, 1887, by orders of Mwanga II, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda.

Uganda Martyrs Day is celebrated annually in Namugongo, Kampala. The full-day event is preceded by people walking from various parts of Uganda and other countries to participate in the commemoration.

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