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Dozens arrested as Police, KCCA crackdown on illegal taxi stages

By Stuart Yiga

Added 24th June 2020 07:12 PM

He also revealed that prior to the restoration of taxis in the city, the president clearly discouraged the taxi touts, who gather on the roadsides to call passengers.

Dozens arrested as Police, KCCA crackdown on illegal taxi stages

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

He also revealed that prior to the restoration of taxis in the city, the president clearly discouraged the taxi touts, who gather on the roadsides to call passengers.

The police in Kampala in conjunction with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), law enforcement on Tuesday, cracked down on illegal taxi stages and touts.

 

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

 

During the operation, dozens of taxis were impounded including the taxi drivers, conductors, and the touts.

 

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

 

The acting KCCA spokesperson, Robert Kalumba, told New Vision, the operation aimed at cracking down all the illegal parking stages for passengers in Kampala, and the taxi touts who stand on roadsides calling for passengers.

 

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

 

"We recently met our brothers from the taxi industry and after registering them, we agreed on the mode of operation while executing our work but to our dismay, many of them have started doing what is contray, something we cannot allow," said Kalumba.

 

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

 

He also revealed that prior to the restoration of taxis in the city, the president clearly discouraged the taxi touts, who gather on the roadsides to call passengers.

 

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

 

"These people had flooded on the streets, something that would pose a big risk to other city dwellers, as far as spreading CIVID-19, is concerned," he said.

 

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

 

He said, all the impounded taxis were taken to Nakawa, while their owners were taken to City Hall Court, to answer charges related to operating in non-gazeted places and violating the presidential guidelines on COVID-19.

 

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

 

Some of the suspects include; Fred Asiimwe,40, a resident of Mutungo Zone, David Asiimwe,44, ow'e Mulago-Kitabi, Joseph Ssebuuma,49, of Bweyogerere-Jokas Zone, Sabiiti Kalangwa,37, of Lubaga, Edward Kasigano,50, of Bwaise, Ssendabeeza, alias Dry tea,38, of Bugolobi, Tonny Ssendege,39, from Masajja, Badru Mubiri,50, of Katabi, Joseph Nsana,42, of Mbikko-Buikwe, Deograious Ssande, 34, of Kasubi Zone IV, and Godfrey Ahwebwa,35, Emmanuel Sserufambi, among others.

 

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

 

 

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

 

 

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

 

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

 

 

Police arrest taxi operators. (Picture by Stuart Yiga)

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