The Savannah Regional police spokesperson Isah Ssemwogerere disclosed that sensitization against mob justice in Uganda has lead to a drop in the number of people endulging in the unlawful act.
Basing on a report dated Monday, 19th April 2021, only five hundred and forty murder cases were reported in 2020 which is a two hundred and six drop from the 2019 report of seven hundred forty six cases.
To this, Ssemwogerere attested that the use of social media that the use of mass media to sensitize the masses in deed played a vitual role in seeing to it that there was a drop in the numbers of murders afflicted to mob justice in Uganda.
“We have told the residents on radios and televisions that killing the suspects in mob justice affects investigations in the cases,” informed the Savannah police spokesperson, Isah Ssemwogerere.
Although there is an overall drop in the mob justice cases, Mbarara still stands as the leading with the highest number of mob justice related murders. Standing at 16 cases, Mbarara is closely followed by Kakumiro which has 15 cases while Lira, Kiryandogo and Hoima come in third at 13 cases.
On the other hand, some regions registered the lowest number of cases as Sipi sub region only had one mob justice affiliated case while Bukedi North and North West Nile only recorded 2 cases each and the third last Mt.Moroto only had 3 cases that died due to mob justice.
However, there’s a common notion that the drop in the mob justice related murders was a child birth of the prolonged lockdown which limited on the rate of crime rate and interaction between people.