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Police Record Rampant Motorcycle Theft in Kyegegwa

Records at Rwenzori West Regional police headquarters show that at least 14 motorcycles thefts have been stolen in the past three months.
Francis Saturday, a resident of Kakabara Sub County in Kyegegwa District was arrested with two stolen motocycles in Wakiso District earlier week.
Boda Boda business is risky in Kyegegwa District following the rampant theft of motorcycles.

Records at Rwenzori West Regional police headquarters show that at least 14 motorcycles thefts have been stolen in the past three months.

Rwenzori West Regional Police Spokesperson, Lydia Tumushabe says that one of the suspected ring leaders was arrested.

Francis Saturday, who is also known as Mutooro and a resident of Kasiita Village in Kakabara Sub County in the same district, was arrested from Nangabo Town Council in Wakiso district with two stolen motorcycles registration numbers UEW 301A and UET 735X.  

Police later carried out a search at his home and found log books for a number of motorcycles that they believe he could have stolen.

The police also found sale agreements of seven motorcycles and receipts for a 6 motorcycles.   

Tumushabe says that they suspect all the documents were forged.

She also says that Muzinduki Erisa of Kakabara Sub County, a colleague of Saturday is still on the run. 

Apollo Tinka, the Chairperson of Kyegegwa Boda Boda Riders Association says that six cyclists have been killed and their motorcycles taken. He says that the cyclists are normally robbed by people pretending to be customers, but turn against them along the way. Some of them are waylaid in dark spots, beaten and the motorcycles taken. 

Tinka accuses police of neglecting their duty of protecting people and their property.

But Tumushabe says that police are committed to end the crime in the district and is now calling upon the public members to report to them any suspects.

She also cautions cyclists against transporting night customers without informing their colleagues.