In 2021, a total of 3,900 persons reportedly lost their lives to homicide in the East African country of Uganda.
New Vision attributed the figures to the Uganda Police Crime report of 2021.
The medium reported that, quoting the Uganda Police Crime report 2021, the President of Rockline Peace Network (RPN), Isaiah Eitu, said that globally 404,00 people are internationally killed, while in Africa statistics stand at 165,000, with Uganda having a share of 3,900 cases.
He was speaking at the launch of the first peacemaker’s platform – Peace Galaxy at Seeta grounds, Mukono on Saturday.
A Peace Galaxy is a group of peacemakers (Rock liners) devoted to the transformation of society, through peace promotion and community services.
“According to the above statistics about 10 to 11 people are violently killed by fellow human beings daily. Some are brutally murdered and forced to rot in the graves at the prime of their lives,” he said.
He attributed the rising cases of homicide to anger, poverty, drug abuse, and alcoholism.
He also added that the struggle for scarce resources such as land also increased homicide cases.
Eitu said that hiccups in the justice system and unresolved political differences contribute to the rise of the cases.
He called upon the Peacemakers (Rockliners) to double their efforts in reaching out to communities to advocate for peaceful social coexistence and address their social needs
Eitu called upon members to recruit many people including youths into the Peace Galaxy to build a more robust Peacemakers Network, which accelerates the reduction of violence.
The Seeta Peace Galaxy Launch was attended by participants from Seeta, Mukono town, Kireka, Bukoto, Naguru, and Zana. For effective participation and reasonable social impact of the members, each Peace Galaxy is expected to have no more than 100 members.
The Rockline Peace Network is committed to the establishment and support of more Peace Galaxies in various geographical locations to galvanize the efforts of the masses to ensure community peace.
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