Police and the army on Thursday morning was deployed on Kabale Streets to enforce President Yoweri Museveni directives on banning public transport and closure of non-food markets.
Museveni in his address on Wednesday night ordered for the temporary ban on bodabodas, public transport and the selling of non-food items in markets.
On Thursday morning the Kabale district leadership begun by cracking down on boda-boda riders who defied the directive.
Many of these were whipped by police and the army and the motorcycles impounded.
Several policemen were seen wielding sticks along the Kabale main road, Nyerere Av, Kigongi another points.
Some of the locals expressed concern that Kabale being a hilly area it would be harder to move around on foot.
In the operation led by the Kabale DPC Brian Ampaire, security officers checked and impounded all vehicles that had more than three passengers and also ordered traders in Kabale central market and Garage Street market commonly known as Owino that were selling non-food items to close their businesses.
Darius Nandinda the Kabale RDC called for cooperation from the population as the temporary ban is for the health of the people and only for few days.