Samuel Kusemererwa, an LCI chairman for Kibede village said the deceased was shot at by a security operative in UPDF uniform at Kibede trading centre where the traffic personnel have mounted a road block to enforce the inter-travel movement ban between Kabarole and Bunyangabu District. He said the UPDF soldier has not yet been identified.
According to figures published by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Ugandans registered 103, 169 motorcycles in 2018/2019, the highest number ever in a single year. This was a jump from 49,635 motorcycles registered in 2017/2018. The annual average registration is 50,000 motorcycles.
Kawempe North MP Abdulatif Ssebagala raised the concern today during a plenary session of Parliament saying bodaboda riders need justice in order to make ends meet. He says that it does not make sense to stop bodaboda’s, and open up various parts of the economy as well as allow buses that move upcountry with more people mixing.
Christopher Barugahare, the West Nile Region Police Commander, said they won’t comprise on the President’s directive, saying the officers are under instructions to confront whoever acts to the contrary.
Boda Boda cyclists in Kampala have warned local musician-cum-politician, Daniel Kyeyune Kazibwe aka Ragga Dee to get out of boda boda issues. The cyclists expressed their damning sentiments about Ragga Dee in a meeting called by Kampala Minister Beti Kamya on Saturday to give updates on streamlining the boda-boda industry. The meeting took place today at the Office of the President in Kampala.
The riders have been a target of violent attacks by gunmen and iron-bar hit-men. They have also been used to abet crime and promote lawlessness, according to Kaberamaido District Police Commander Ahmed Madri.
Majidu Boona has reportedly been using a bigger team to attack and kill motorcyclists Bodaboda after masquerading as customers. He is believed to be behind the death of 17 cyclists since the beginning of this year.
The motor cycle is one of the latest innovations by the Chevy Volt, the manufacturer of electric cars. It is already being piloted in India with the manufactures saying the battery life is about forty five years.