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Alcohol Banned at Martyrs Day Celebrations

Pilgrims who are warming up for beer and pork on the eve of this year’s Martyrs Day celebrations at Namugongo better look for another plot.

The organizers of this year’s religious do, which over the years has been characterized by merry making, spicy pork and drinking, have banned the sale of alcohol and warned people not to engage in any kind of misdemeanor.

“We have banned the sale of alcohol near the shrine. People who are not coming here for religious reasons are advised to stay away from the celebrations. This place should respected.” an organiser told a local radio station.

This comes at a time when pilgrims have started arriving at Namugongo Shrine, Kira Sub County, Wakiso district in thousands. Two million pilgrims are expected to turn up to celebrate the gruesome murder of Ugandans who died for their faith in Jesus Christ.

From Tanzania, 2000 pilgrims are expected to arrive in the country while a noticeable number of buses have set from Malawi and other neighboring countries.

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