By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Following the lynching of a driver in road rage, the Inspector General of Police, Martins Okoth-Ochola, has directed the Director of Traffic and Road Safety to conduct what he described as an ‘aggressive’ type of traffic enforcement targeting indisciplined and erratic Boda Boda riders.
According to Police, a 40-year-old former United Nations driver was lynched by a group of Boda Boda cyclists in Mengo accusing him of knocking one of their fellow cyclists.
This was after Aziz Bashir getting a minor accident with an unidentified Boda Boda rider who scratched his car, a Toyota Allex
‘’He got out of the vehicle but failed to agree with the motorcycle rider. It is from there that two motorcycles shielded the rider who was involved in a traffic accident with Bashir. The rider left the scene but the deceased pursued the alleged rider, he knocked on another motorcyclist,’’ Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said.
It was from the above incident that a group of riders intercepted Bashir as he approached Lyna Primary School Mengo and then pulled him out of the car and beat him to death.
The deadly action however left Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola angry thus ordering his men [Traffic Police] to carry out operations to crack down on errant and indisciplined boda boda riders in all parts of the country.
“The Inspector General of Police has instructed the traffic director to embark on an aggressive type of traffic enforcement on roads to ensure such undisciplined motorists are brought to book. We can’t allow such impunity to continue on roads,” said Police mouthpiece Fred Enanga in this week’s press briefing.