Breaking

100 Boda Boda Riders, Passengers Arrested in Kampala for Defying Presidential Directive

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango has said that the suspects were arrested in an operation that was carried out in Kampala metropolitan areas of Kasangati, Kawempe, Kabalagala, Katwe, and other areas on Saturday and today.
28 Jun 2020 16:23
IMG_20200628_144253_395


Close to 100 boda boda riders and passengers are in custody at different Kampala Metropolitan police stations for defying presidential directives.

The riders and passengers were arrested from different places for defying President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's directive that boda boda's should not carry passengers as as way of reducing the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango has said that the suspects were arrested in an operation that was carried out in Kampala metropolitan areas of Kasangati, Kawempe, Kabalagala, Katwe, and other areas on Saturday and today.

According to police, the operations followed incidents of continued violation of the presidential directives and the Ministry of Health guidelines on the containment the spread of the COVID-19  by boda boda riders in mostly parts of Kampala and Wakiso districts.

"Police has taken firm action against these people. Several riders and passengers were arrested since yesterday and today and  are detained at various police stations in Kampala Metropolitan Police stations," says Onyango.

He says the suspects will be charged with disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts likely to spread infectious disease. "This will serve as a warning to all people who continue to defy the presidential directives and the ministry of health guidelines," he added.

Currently, motorcyclists are restricted to only delivery services and only transporting passengers under emergency circumstances.

On Thursday some boda boda riders were arrested for staging a demonstration demanding government to allow them resume their normal operations. 

Images 1

Keywords

Entities