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Uganda police arrest over 200 over drink driving during Easter 

By Mitchell Jena, editorial@alleastafrica.com

More than 200 people were arrested in Kampala, Uganda over the Easter holiday .

According to police records, more than 100 motorists among the suspects were arrested over driving while they were drunken.

According to Kampala Metropolitan police commander, Frank Mwesigwa, most people were arrested while engaging in crime activities.

“We arrested at least 200 people during the Easter holyday. Some of this people were arrested for engaging in criminal activities such as burglary, theft and pickpocketing.  Motorists who were drunk were also arrested,” said the commander.

The police boss also pointed out that more than 100 were arrested while they tried to steal from Christian who took part in ‘way of the cross’ celebrations on Friday.

“Some of this suspects were arrested for snatching wallets, phones and pickpocketing unsuspecting believers,” he said.

Come of the affected areas included Rubaga, Nsambya, Mbuya, Namirembe, Kansanga and Old Kampala.

According to Old Kampala Division Police Commander, Charles Nsaba, some of the arrested suspects were notorious suspects who were involved in previous break-ins and were on the run.

He pointed out police officers had launched manhunt for so-me of the suspects.

“We arrested some people who we have been chasing for months now.  That includes those involved in petty crimes and other criminal activities too,” said Nsaba.

In Old Kampala, more than 46 criminals were arrested.

The suspects are being held at different police stations according to the police bosses and will be arraigned in courts of law on Tuesday to answer charges against them.

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