A pregnant pilgrim aged 23 years has collapsed and died along the way.

The deceased has been identified as Molo Scovia from Moroto County in Alebtong district.

Scovia was in a group led by Hon Samuel Okwi the Member of parliament Moroto County and died at St Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Matugga 12 miles along Kampala-Gulu highway.

Police in Matuga has removed the body from the church and taken to Mulago hospital for postmortem

The deceased was among the Over 480 pilgrims from Lira Diocese and the Diocese of West Lango who had arrived in Matugga in Wakiso district after weeks of walking.

The pilgrims started their journey from Lira weeks ago and are headed for Namugongo martyrs’ shrine.

Separately, about ten cyclists have also left Lira town for Namugongo martyrs shrine.