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Bodaboda Rider Killed After Refusing to Stop at Check Point in Luwero

Nakigoza Parish Councillor Paul Ssinabulya Najja says that Luyinda, who was riding a motorcycle registration number UFH-186G was allegedly hit by a gun bayonet held by a Policeman at the checkpoint in Kiziri village in Kalagala sub-county.
A motorcyclist who refused to stop at a checkpoint in Luwero District has been killed. The deceased identified as Kassim Luyinda was shot at a checkpoint at the Wakiso-Luwero border, which was mounted to enforce Presidential directives against cross-district border movement.

Nakigoza Parish Councillor Paul Ssinabulya Najja says that Luyinda, who was riding a motorcycle registration number UFH-186G was allegedly hit by a gun bayonet held by a Policeman at the checkpoint in Kiziri village in Kalagala sub-county.

Ssinabulya who is also the owner of the motorcycle says that Luyinda was travelling back from Wakiso district after transporting cargo for a client before he was stopped. He however attempted to proceed to Luwero at around 10 am, when he was hit with a bayonet.

Ssinabulya says that Luyinda  was rushed to Bugema Health Centre with severe wounds but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Isah Ssemwogerere. the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson said he did not have details about the said incident but makes reference to another incident in which a rider fell on a tyre cutter mounted in the road after he refused to stop and opted to ride alongside a pickup that was passing by.

Ssemwogerere said the body of the deceased is currently at Bugema Health Centre as investigations into the incident take shape. The police insist that the body will be transferred to Luwero hospital for postmortem before it is given back to the family, as colleagues from Zirobwe demanded the body.

Two weeks ago, a bodaboda rider identified John Kugonza, a a resident of Nyasonzi village in Mugusu town council in Kabarole district was shot dead by UPDF soldier at Kibede trading centre, a few meters away from where security had put a checkpoint to enforce the travel ban for Kabarole and Bunyangabu districts.

President Museveni banned the inter-district movement in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19. The motorcyclists were allowed to transport only cargo.

Police in Luwero has so far impounded 92 motorcycles for breach of the directives and at least 72 have been released after they were issued with Express Penalty Schemes. 20 other riders cautioned and motorcycles released.

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