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