Police Arrest Three Over Unlawful Boda Boda Protests In Kampala

Police Arrest Three Over Unlawful Boda Boda Protests In Kampala

By Spy Uganda

The Territorial Police at Central Police Station and Jinja Road have launched investigations into an incident that transpired earlier today 12 September 2023 at approximately 9:00 AM in the Civil Parish of Kampala Central.

It has been reported that a large group of unidentified Boda Boda riders, numbering over 100, unlawfully assembled and blocked off multiple roads, including Jinja Road, Kampala Road, Yusuf Luke Road, and Mukwano Road. Subsequently, they engaged in pelting stones towards traffic officers who were managing the junction near Jinja Road traffic lights.

Kampala metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says in response to this situation, the police swiftly intervened, resulting in the arrest of three individuals at the scene. Two of the suspects, namely Komakech Stephen and Byamukama, are currently detained at Central Police Station Kampala , while the third suspect is being held at Jinja Road Police on allegations of unlawful assembly.

Upon investigations,  the incident has been linked to a fatal accident that occurred earlier around around 8:50 AM along 8th Street. The Kabalagala Police are conducting a thorough investigation into the accident, which involved a motorcycle bearing registration UFP 327T, ridden by the victim, Mr. Kimbowa Steven.

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Luke says the motorcycle was struck by an oncoming vehicle, a Hino with registration UBG 834 M, owned by Homelkin company. The driver, identified as Atuhaire Emmy, initially left the scene but was subsequently apprehended by Kabalagala Police.

”Atuhaire Emmy has provided his statement regarding the events leading up to the accident,” says Luke adding, ”the investigation is ongoing to determine the exact cause of the accident. We urge all parties involved to remain calm during this process. The deceased, Mr. Kimbowa Steven, has been transported to the city mortuary for postmortem examination, and traffic flow in the affected areas has been normalized.”

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