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Boda boda riders question KCCA’s statistics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda Boda riders have explained the recently released data which showed that only a small number of them had driving permits and logbooks to prove eligibility to ride on the roads and the ownership of the motorcycles. The report released by the State Minister for …

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Boda bodas claim 16 lives every three days

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traffic police records from January to September this year have shown 1,422 people have been killed in boda boda crashes. Of these, 1,021 were boda boda riders while 401 were passengers. The toll translated to 16 people being killed every three days, or statistically, 5.3 …

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Baby Coach, boda boda accident leaves 1 dead in Fort Portal

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person has died and six others sustained injuries in an accident involving a Baby Coach bus and Boda boda in Kachamba trading center along the Fort Portal- Kasese road. The accident occurred when the Baby coach bus registration number UAU 503L veered off …

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Boda boda riders question gov’t efforts to organize industry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda boda operators in Kampala have raised concern over the numerous government efforts to organize the industry, describing them as disorganized and uncoordinated. There have been several attempts to organize the boda boda operations by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. In February 2022, the State Minister for …

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Police blocks Lukwago from meeting boda boda riders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police on Tuesday blocked a meeting the City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago organized with leaders of different boda boda groups in Kampala to discuss the draft Public Transport Management Ordinance. The meeting that was scheduled to take place at the City Hall could …

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Vivo Energy launches Shell Advance ‘Saawa Ya Kuyiliba’ campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vivo Energy Uganda has launched a campaign dubbed Shell Advance ‘Saawa ya ku yiliba’ which will see boda boda riders win over Shs200million worth of prizes including 12 brand new motorbikes, fuel, and other goodies, the company said on Sept.19 at Kyengera, Kampala. Alex Tusingwire, the head of …

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Crackdown on unregistered boda bodas flops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The planned crackdown on unregistered Boda boda operators in Kampala has failed to kick off. As the mandatory Boda boda registration closed on Friday last week, the Minister for Kampala, Hajati Minsa Kabanda warned that unregistered motorcycle taxis commonly known as Boda boda will not be …

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Presidential convoy knocks boda boda, three in hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The presidential motorcade has today knocked and injured three people on a Bodaboda along the Northern Bypass. Senior Superintendent of Police –SSP Rogers Nsereko Kawuma, the Kampala Metropolitan traffic police commander said the convoy knocked the bodaboda rider and his passengers at around 11am …

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