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One Arrested in Masaka over Death of Three Boda Boda Riders

Katungi’s arrest follows an operation in which police recovered a motorcycle whose owner Joseph Ssebandeke, had been attacked by iron bar hitmen. Ssebandeke is in critical condition at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.

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Police in Masaka District has arrested one person for allegedly killing three Boda Boda cyclists.   

Steven Katungi was arrested on Wednesday in a joint operation. His accomplice Moses Walusimbi, a resident of Kijjabwemi village in Masaka city escaped.

Katungi’s arrest follows an operation in which police recovered a motorcycle whose owner Joseph Ssebandeke, had been attacked by iron bar hitmen.  Ssebandeke is in critical condition at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.  

So far three Boda Boda riders have been killed in three weeks and their motorcycles are stolen.

They are Huzaifah Mawanda of Kyabakuza stage, Joseph Mukasa of Masaka Lands Zonal offices stage and Emmanuel Kayondo of Ssenya village in Masaka City.   Mawanda and Mukasa’s bodies were dumped in the bush in Kyabumba village, Buwunga Sub County, while Kayondo was found by the roadside at Ssenya village.  

According to Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern Regional Police spokesperson says that the police tracking for other members of the racket.

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Cue out: “…wano ku police"//

He warned the Boda Boda cyclists to desist from carrying passengers at night.

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Cue out: “…beera waka"//

Henry Kazooba who operates in Kimanya A zone, says that they want police to involve them in the hunt for the suspects.

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