Low crime reported on Christmas

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Taxis hired by the Uganda Alcohol Industry Association park outside a bar ready to transport revellers to their homes. Such campaigns are said to have reduced accidents on Christmas Day. PHOTO BY STEPHEN OTAGE 


Posted  Friday, December 27  2013 at  02:00

There were fewer criminal and traffic cases reported on this year’s Christmas Day compared to the previous year, police records show.
At least 10 people died in motor accidents across the country compared to 15 last year.
In Nakaseke District, two boda boda cyclists died and three others were injured when they were involved in a head-on collision at Kapeeka Township on Christmas Day.
Police in Kasese District said a one David Bwambale, 18, a resident of Kisinga Sub-county, lost control of the car he was driving and hit a tree at Nyaruzigati on the Kasese- Bwera highway. He died in Kagando Hospital.

In Mubende District, two children died on spot and 10 people sustained injuries when the taxi they were travelling in overturned.
In Ssembabule, a businessman, Joseph Sseruwu, died when the pick-up truck he was driving overturned at Kyoja swamp in Bukomansimbi District. Area police commander Ajuna Raban attributed the accident to speeding.

In Gulu District, a 36-year-old man committed suicide after his father-in-law took away his wife for reportedly failing to pay bride price.
Police said Richard Okello, a resident of Pece Acoyo village in Koro Sub-county, couldn’t stand the humiliation and took a chemical which ended his life.
In Lamwo District, police are investigating circumstances under which a two-year-old baby girl was axed to death.

In Amuru District, a man was found dead in a lodge at Elegu border in Atiak Sub-county.
In Moyo, five motorcycles were stolen and one burnt down over unclear reasons.