Crime & Investigation

Police Step Up Crackdown On Boda Boda Impunity

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sale sans-serif;”>This has left very many boda boda users stranded on stages waiting for the easiest means of avoiding the heavily jammed road to Kampala City.

The available boda bodas had also doubled the normal fares.

Musa Twiine, a boda boda rider in Bwaise told Chimpreports the operation led by traffic officers “was so abrupt and started as early as 6:00am.”


He said majority of the motorcycles were impounded because motorists were carrying more than one passenger.

“Sometimes passengers cannot afford hiring a boda boda from stage to the city centre. So they prefer to share the costs with another passenger,” said Musa.

This comes after the Executive Director, Kampala City Council Authority; Jennifer Musisi warned all boda boda drivers that by the end of June no motorcycle will be allowed in the city centre in a bid to get rid of congestion.

However, opposition Reform Party chairman, Robert Ndyomugyenyi condemned the act, saying KCCA would be torturing motorists “who have tried to find a way of survival in a country with high levels of unemployment.”

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