By Samuel Balagadde
Hundreds of motor bikes used for public transport known as bodaboda will soon be sold through public auction.
These are bikes which were impounded but owners have not picked them up from different police stations.
Lawrence Niwabiine, the regional traffi c commander, Kampala Extra, said there are thousands of motorcycles that have not been claimed saying most of them will be publicly auctioned early next month.
“Culprits (riders of the motorcycles) might still be in prison serving their sentences but other owners have deliberately refused to pick them up due to lack of supportive documents like logbooks while others are suspected to have been stolen,” said Niwabiine.
He said it is normal procedure for any unclaimed motor vehicle or motorcycle at police stations, including the ones with no pending court cases to be sold through public auction after advertising in print media within a period of six months.
The Police record unclaimed vehicles and forward them to court for clearance to enable the auction process.