Without mentioning the exact date, the Traffic Police Spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima told journalists on Monday they will soon start checking drivers and their conductors for COVID-19 vaccination cards.
“Since last week, we have so far impounded 1,393 and out of these, 624 were issued with Express penalty tickets, 289 riders were warned and left to go, 186 were taken to court and charged according to the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 whil 295 motorcycles are still pending action at different police stations," Nampiima said.
The directive follows a weekend incident where a 40-year-old former driver with the United Nations-UN was lynched by a group of violent boda boda riders in Mengo-Katale after knocking one of their colleagues on Sunday.
According to Habarulema, the accident occurred when the driver of the tipper, which was loaded with bricks and cement lost control as he tried to negotiate a corner forcing the truck to overturn in Semuliki national park.
Bodaboda cyclists who witnessed the accident say that the two were hit by a speeding bus said to have been carrying staff of ENHAS, a cargo and ground handling company at Entebbe International Airport.