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The group pitched camp at the RDC’s office from the morning of Monday, May 11, seeking an audience with the RDC Rose Kirabira. They argued that the food distribution team had sidelined them despite the fact that they were among the vulnerable people mentioned by the president to benefit from the relief food supplies.
12 May 2020 15:44
Some of the taxi drivers and bodaboda guys who were thrown out of Wakiso RDC's office on Monday. They had gone to demand for food

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There was a commotion at Wakiso District headquarters when a group of taxi and Bodaboda operators stormed the Resident District Commissioner’s office demanding for relief food.

The group pitched camp at the RDC’s office from the morning of Monday, May 11, seeking an audience with the RDC Rose Kirabira. They argued that the food distribution team had sidelined them despite the fact that they were among the vulnerable people mentioned by the president to benefit from the relief food supplies.

Moses Mayengo, a taxi driver on Hoima Road stage said that their wives are on the verge of abandoning their homes because they can no longer provide food for their families.

//Cue in; “ffe tetugenda kulinda…   

Cue out…abe ng’atudduukirira.”//   

Joseph Sekidde, another Taxi operator, said many of his colleagues could be tempted to engage in illegal activities to earn a living and save their loved ones from starvation.

//Cue in; “Omukazi nmujja ewaabwe...

Cue out..bayambe kuba taxi.”//

However, the Resident District Commissioner Rose Kirabira e asked the group to leave her office without giving them a chance to explain their grievances, saying she didn’t have the much sought after relief food.       

//Cue in; tayina kyayinza kutuyamba…

Cue out...mutute tuddeyo tukole.”// 

She later told URN that it was wrong for people to invade her office demanding for food because her office wasn’t designated for food distribution.   

//Cue in; But the RDC...

Cue out...in their homes.”// 

Kirabira says that it is time for everyone to stop thinking about food relief from the government, saying they will not be able to provide relief for everyone.

//“Cue in; And they must..  

Cue out….there, give up.//