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Boda Boda Motorists Worried About New Wave of Killings :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Boda Boda Motorists Worried About New Wave of Killings

The boda boda operators met their death after unidentified people hired them from their stages to take them to undisclosed locations.
30 Aug 2015 10:49
 

Boda boda motorists in Mukono district are living in fear following a spate of murders targeting. At least four motorcycle boda boda operators have been killed in a space of three weeks.

They are Aramathan Musoke and Reagan Okumu, both from Wantoni stage, Ronald Ssempijja from Kisoga and Ronald Nsigo from Namumira sub county.

The boda boda operators met their death after unidentified people hired them from their stages to take them to undisclosed locations.

 

The assailants assaulted the motorists and pushed iron bars through their anuses before dumping off their bodies and motor bikes in the bushes.

 

Emmanuel Ssekyanzi, the Chairman of Boda boda cyclists in Mukono says they have not yet established the motive behind the new wave of killings. He however, suspects the attacks could be an act of revenge on their colleagues suspected to be dealing with motorcycle robbers.

 

\"Every time we take suspects to Police, they are released without any substantial explanation or results from their findings. In the end, the victims lose hope in the system decide to take the law in their hands,\" said Ssekyanzi.

 

 

He however, calls upon whoever is involved in the killings to stop and allow the law to take its course.

Samuel Olwata, a boda boda motorist in Mukono says some of their colleagues connive with robbers to kill their friends and take away their motorcycles.  He says the brutal murder of their colleague is an issue of concern.

 

Henry Ayebare, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Mukono district says Police has taken note of the killings adding that investigations are ongoing.

 

He has asked the motorcyclists to avoid mob justice, working till late and going to distant places without informing their colleagues.He also denies releasing suspects to walk free saying they operate within the law.

The killing of the boda men brings back the tension caused by iron bar hitmen about two years ago. Several people were killed in the district by iron bar hitmen.

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