Patrick Onyango, the Kampala police spokesperson, said the enforcement involved deploying in strategic areas, along routes that lead to the City Centre, Markets, Taxi and Bus terminals and setting check points.
Security agencies have today impounded 171 Taxis in Kampala for defying President Museveni’s ban on public transport.
Wednesday night suspended all means of public transport in a bid to contain
the spread of COVID -19, an epidemic that has so far infected 14 Ugandans. Among the banned public
means include; Taxis, Buses, Tuk-Tuks and Boda-bodas.
the Kampala police spokesperson said the enforcement involved deploying in
strategic areas, along routes that lead to the City Centre, Markets, Taxi and
Bus terminals and setting checkpoints.
although the majority of the population adhered to the directives, some attempted to defy the orders. The resistance, according to Onyango forced security officers to impound their motor vehicles, motorcycles for violating Museveni
orders. Up to 489 Boda-Bodas were impounded.
that involved Local Defence Unit – LDUs, traffic police, army and field force
police started as early as 4 a.m. Onyango said the arrested riders and drivers were
violent and aggressive towards police officers.
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COVID -19 has
killed more than 21,000 people worldwide, infected over 470,000 in different
countries, while hundreds of thousands are still in critical condition. Uganda’s
first COVID -19 case was announced on Saturday. Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police Commander Rodgers Nsereko said that all taxis and
Boda-Bodas impounded will be released after the ban on public transport has
been lifted by the President.
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suspects were arrested around Container village in Central Kampala for
attempting to steal from a motor vehicle along Burton street. Police were
informed and responded and the thieves tried to run away but they were chased and arrested near container village.
currently being detained at CPS Kampala on theft charges. Police said apart
from the few minor highlighted incidents, Kampala was peaceful and business in
the various cleared places went on smoothly.
security agencies particularly LDUs and FFP were criticized for clobbering
vendors who were attending to their merchandise. In places such as Kisekka
Market, Old Taxi Park, Kisenyi Bus Park and New Taxi Park people were beaten