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Pictorial: Christians Mark 103rd Anniversary of Martyrdom of Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa

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The District Covid-19 Taskforce headed by the Resident District Commissioner Suzan Akany Tuesday directed the suspension of prayers at the martyr’s shrine to curb the spread of Covid-19.
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Pilgrims pray at the tomb of Jildo Irwa and Daudi Okello at Wi-polo Martyr;s shrine in Paimol Subcounty in Agago District on Wednesday.
Hundreds of Christians on Wednesday morning defied directives issued by the district security committee against accessing Wi-polo Martyr's shrine in Paimol Sub-county, Agago District to celebrate the 103rd martyrdom anniversary of Daudi Okello and Jildo Irwa.

The District Covid-19 Taskforce headed by the Resident District Commissioner Suzan Akany Tuesday directed the suspension of prayers at the martyr’s shrine to curb the spread of Covid-19. However, on Wednesday, Christians who had travelled from within Agago and beyond defied the directives and attended prayers that were conducted in shifts.

The prayers started at about 6:30 am and were conducted by seven priests in different locations within the shrine according to Fr. Joseph Okumu, the rector Wi-polo martyr’s shrine.

URN captured some of the moments during the prayers and brings you the pictures.

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