As police and sister security agencies struggle to crackdown on boda boda hitmen in Kampala metropolitan areas, perpetrators seem to have shifted their criminal operations to other districts, Chimp corps report.
This Investigative website has established that there is an increase in boda boda thefts in other regions and districts across the country.
This week, the Wamala Regional Police registered and is currently investigating four cases of boda boda thefts and murders.
Four men, all boda boda riders were killed by unknown hitmen and their motorcycles were stolen.
Some of the ridders have been reported missing at police stations, but later their bodies have been recovered.
Others are waylaid by assailants who pose like passengers and later along the way, turn into hit men.
On Friday, police in Mubende recovered the body of Daniel Kibenja who was reported missing by his wife on 5/09/2019.
Kibenja, a boda boda rider at safe star stage and resident of Katwe A Kasenyi Caltex ward in west division Mubende district went missing with his motorcycle number UES 133F but on Friday his lifeless body was found decomposing by prisoners who were slashing at Bukalungi near Kaweeri prisons.
Area police told chimp corps that it is suspected that he was killed by unknown persons.
At Kasambya, police also received information of a body of a male adult who had been killed and dumped besides the road at Bulonzi LC1 village.
Police identified the deceased as Ibrahim Segawa Kizito alias Dj Dube who was a boda boda rider at Kasambya town council.
Police said that he was waylaid by assailants on Thursday night and his motorcycle registration number UEW 297K, Engine number DUWKK73763 was stolen.
“No arrests have been made in connection with the murder but inquiries are underway on file JAB CRB/282/19 Mubende,” said police spokesman Nobert Ochom
Relatedly, On Thursday night two boda boda riders were killed and their motorcycles stolen along Mubende – Butologo road.
According to police report, the victims were waylaid by panga wielding assailants who staged a roadblock along the road.
The two victims were severely hacked as they tried to fight the thugs.
Their bodies were picked by police and taken Mubende Regional Referral Hospital but by press time, they had not yet been identified.
Wamala Region Police Spokesman Nobert Ochom however cautioned boda boda riders in the area to be extra vigilant and avoid night long distance trips.
He also advised them to form networks and be able to watch over themselves especially at night.