Police Impounds over 1700 Motorcycles in Kampala and Wakiso Districts

The crackdown on Boda Boda operators started on Monday, November 07 countrywide, targeting reckless riders and flouting of traffic guidelines.

Police Impounds over 1700 Motorcycles in Kampala and Wakiso Districts
Story by Businge Brian Franco \

The Traffic Police Directorate have impounded 1,722 Boda Bodas in Kampala and Wakiso areas in an ongoing festive crackdown for breaching guidelines.

The crackdown on Boda Boda operators started on Monday, November 07 countrywide, targeting reckless riders and flouting of traffic guidelines.

Under the operation, all riders found without reflector jackets, helmets, and PSV permits are being arrested. Boda Boda riders with motorcycles in dangerous mechanical conditions, without front mirrors, and those found disregarding traffic regulations, have equally been targeted.

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The commander of Kampala metropolitan traffic police, Rogers Nsereko says although some motorcycles have been released, several remain impounded at various police stations countrywide.

He explains that the operation was done on short notice because regardless, Boda Boda riders would still hesitate to give into demands by police.

Even if you give them a specific timeframe to get all the requirements, we will still have big numbers not abiding and still come on the road,” he says.

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According to the Annual Police Crime Report for 2021, 1900 persons including passengers and riders have succumbed to road accidents, resulting from reckless behavior on the road.

Traffic police indicate that at least four in every five deaths reported daily are from boda-boda accidents in Kampala city.
The operation will last until the end of the festive season in Kampala and upcountry.


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