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
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.
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
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