The Police in Kampala have impounded over 2,000 boda bodas in an early Monday morning operation.
By Taddeo Bwambale and Simon Masaba
The Police in Kampala have impounded over 2,000 boda bodas in an early Monday morning crackdown against abuse of traffic regulations.
Most of the motor cycles are parked at the Central Police Station, where the Police are preparing charges against the suspects.
The crackdown, which started as early as 6:00am targeted cyclists carrying more than one passenger, and those without helmets, permits and proper documentation.
The clampdown mostly occurred in the city centre, along Bombo Road, Entebbe Road, Jinja Road, as well as in several suburbs including Nsambya, Wandegeya, Old Kampala and Kibuli.
Some of the cyclists whose motor cycles were seized were carrying up to seven school children in various city suburbs.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police traffic commander Lawrence Nuwabine described the operation as a routine measure to ensure traffic safety.
He said the Police had deployed traffic officers in several suburbs to ensure compliance with traffic regulations.
Police statistics show that boda boda accidents claim at least 500 people in Uganda every year, while another 1200 get seriously injured.
Over 2,000 boda bodas impounded in Kampala