Hundreds of boda boda cyclists on Tuesday took to the streets to protest the city authorities failure to recover the body of their colleague who plunged into a manhole.
Hundreds of boda boda cyclists on Tuesday took to the streets to protest the city authorities failure to recover the body of their colleague who plunged into a manhole. Business in the city centre came to a stand still as people abandoned their work and stared at the demonstrators who kept on hooting loudly.
Robert Kizito, 22, fell into a manhole at the entrance of Kikuubo during a downpour last Thursday.
The Chief Fire Officer, Joseph Mugisa, said they had not yet recovered the body.
Draped in strips of backcloth, the angry men converged at the Clock Tower at about 11:30am before proceeding to Kikuubo where more of their colleagues joined them. The group blocked Namirembe and Nakivubo roads. They chanted Leo ni Leo twagala mulambo (We want the body today) as they clapped.
With the Kampala district boda-boda chairman, Abdu Masokoyi in the lead, the men proceeded to Kampala City Council (KCC) headquarters where they sealed off the offices for about three hours.
Nakawa Division deputy resident district commissioner Mpimbaza Hashaka who told the demonstrators that State House had set up a special team comprising of the Fire Brigade, marines and a helicopter to search for the body up to Lake Victoria.
Bodaboda protest over colleagueâ€™s body