Boda Boda Riders Arrested for Blocking Presidential Motorcade during Protest

Central Police Station Kampala is holding eight people for attempting to block the presidential motorcade. This incident happened Thursday morning around Clock Tower along Entebbe road.

It is said that the suspects are boda boda riders who were allegedly demonstrating against the current lockdown on their business during this period.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, this group was led by a one Yasin Sekitoleko and has been charged with inciting violence.

“They tied themselves like a chain and blocked the road, and were moving to parliament, in the process, they intercepted the motorcade of the president. So they’re currently held here as investigations continue into other charges that may arise,” he said.

“We want to also caution others still out to look for better ways through which they can inform whoever is concerned about their grievances other than engaging in acts that are criminal in nature and can be harmful to their lives,” he added.

Relatedly, saloon operators in Kampala also demonstrated against the continued lockdown of city arcades where they work from.

They attempted to walk from Galilaya plaza to the Office of the Prime Minister but were intercepted and arrested by police.

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