Clashes As Truck Kills Boda Boda Cyclist in Jinja

The cyclists from Mafubira Sub County in Jinja district blocked Jinja-Kamuli high way disrupting traffic for close to two hours.
Boda boda riders dismantle the truck before setting it ablaze.

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Police in Jinja on Wednesday fired teargas and live bullets to disperse rowdy Boda Boda Cyclists who were protesting the death of their colleague, Ibrahim Mukasa.

Mukasa was knocked dead by a Fuso truck registration number; UAQ 984B at 5:00 am.

The cyclists from Mafubira Sub County in Jinja district vandalized the truck and blocked the Jinja-Kamuli high way paralyzing  traffic for close to two hours.

The protest forced passengers to use alternative routes like Budondo road and part of Iganga highway.

They allege that the truck driver, David Mukasa fled the scene.

Eria Musobya, the chairperson of Jinja Boda Boda Union warned his colleagues against mob justice and also tasked drivers to respect the lives of other road users.

“We have already lost one of own however, mob justice is not the way to go but rather letting the law to take its course is a more favorable way,” he says.

Pius Asiimwe, the officer in -charge of Jinja Central Police Station confirms the incident adding that they are hunting for the truck driver.

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