CAUTION: IGP Okoth Ochola Donates Bulls To Muslim Community, Warns On Celebrations

IGP John Martins Okoth Ochola


KAMPALA-SHIFTMEDIA- As scores of the Muslim fraternity celebrate Eid al Adha day, police has cautioned against crowding.

The Inspector-General of Police John Martins Okoth Ochola has wished the Muslim brotherhood happy celebrations, but with caution.

“It is unfortunate that for the second year running, the event shall be celebrated under very stringent COVID-19 restrictions. I urge all Muslims to celebrate this Eid-el-Adha, within the safe precincts of their homes,” Ochola said.

He hailed the Muslims for law-abiding and living together in harmony.

The police boss assured all the Muslim community that their forces will give them all the support they need to celebrate Eid safely.

There was wide clapping as the IGP announced that he had donated three bulls to the Naguru Muslim community to enjoy as they mark Eid day.

He said amidst the pandemic, it’s vital that all Muslims pray so that the country can overcome the deadly virus that has left over 2,000 dead.

Eid al Adha is the second significant religious festival of Islam always celebrated around July.

The first of the two observances is Eid al-Fitr, which was observed in May to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

These festivals coincide with the completion of Hajji that is conducted by millions in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) annually.
Known as the “festival of sacrifice”, Eid al-Adha commemorates the prophet Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son in order to demonstrate his dedication to God.


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