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Hoima Boda-Boda Cyclist Stabbed to Death

Felix Irumba, a Boda-boda rider at Balma stage told Uganda Radio Network that they were shocked when they received a phone call indicating that their colleague had been murdered by his passengers.

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Unidentified thugs have stabbed to death a Boda boda rider in Hoima town. The deceased is Cleophas Byaruhanga, a Boda boda rider who has been operating at Balma stage in Kahoora division Hoima Municipality.

According to available information, two unidentified men hired Byaruhanga from the stage around 12:30pm on Tuesday afternoon to take them to Nyamasoga in Buseruka Sub County.   

Byaruhanga carried the duo on his Babaj Motorcycle registration UEU 722K. However, the duo turned against Byaruhanga when they arrived at Kayera, a few kilometers from Buseruka trading center. 

They ordered him to stop and started stabbing him killing him instantly.  

 

They dumped his body by the road side and took off with his motorcycle to unknown destination. 

Felix Irumba, a Boda-boda rider at Balma stage told Uganda Radio Network that they were shocked when they received a phone call indicating that their colleague had been murdered by his passengers.

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Patrick Musiisi, another boda-boda cyclist at Balma stage describes Byaruhanga as a jolly person who would advise them on developmental issues while at their stage. 

He calls for increased security surveillance to curb the insecurity in Hoima district. 

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Ezra Isiko, the Officer In charge of Criminal Investigations at Hoima Central police station, says they have launched a manhunt for the suspects behind the murder of the rider.

He says the postmortem shows that Byaruhanga succumbed to the injuries he sustained as a result of the attack. His body has been handed over to his relatives for burial. 

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