By Hudson Apunyo
Over 40 passengers from Mbale to Gulu were left stranded when a bus they were travelling in was impounded by traffic police in Lira for breaching operators’ license.
The Rock Express bus, registration number UAK 935T, was supposed to arrive in Lira at 3.00pm but by midday it was already in town prompting police to act.
Lira traffic boss John Maikula said when the bus was stopped by police, the driver instead sped off. He said the bus was followed and the driver identified only as Sentongo fled.
The bus was driven to Lira Central Police Station and the conductor ordered to refund passengers’ money.
The transport licensing board has become strict on measures regulating the operation of buses following a recent rise in road carnages involving buses.
The traffic boss said the driver breached operator’s license when they arrived in Lira by midday instead of 3.00pm
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Gulu bus impounded in Lira, passengers stranded