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Boda Bodas, trucks not allowed on new Kampala flyover

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Pedestrians, boda bodas and vehicles above 7.5 tons will be barred from using the newly built Kampala flyover, the Works and Transport Minister, General Edward Katumba Wamala has revealed in his latest press brief. This will also apply to the tunnel connecting to Arena …

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Experts warn against placing children top of Boda Boda fuel tanks

a Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Road safety experts and activists, including representatives from Hope for Victims of Traffic Accidents (HOVITA), United Nations Association Uganda (UNAU), Zembo Motors, and Africa Youth Leadership Development and Health (AYLDH), have cautioned parents against transporting their children top of motorcycle fuel tanks, stressing …

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Security warns boda boda riders on increasing night ambushes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies have warned boda boda riders to watch out when on night duties, as robberies and ambushes increasingly become common in the Kampala metropolitan area and other upcountry regions. This warning follows the arrest of eight suspected motorcycle robbers by the Directorate of …

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Three arrested after boda boda riders block Jinja road traffic lights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three boda boda riders are in custody at the Central Police Station in Kampala for their alleged involvement in an illegal assembly and pelting traffic officers with stones. The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire identified the suspects as Stephen Komakech and Byamukama. The …

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675 motorcyclists arrested for not wearing crash helmets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 675 motorcyclists have been arrested in less than two weeks for not wearing crash helmets. Police have said many motorcycle riders do not bother wearing crash helmets even when they have them. Micheal Kananura, the Traffic Police Spokesperson, explains that despite several warnings, many bodaboda …

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New insurance policy cover for Boda boda passengers, riders unveiled

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A specialized insurance policy tailored to cover both Boda boda riders and their passengers has been introduced. This comprehensive policy provides coverage for accidents, injuries, and unforeseen incidents, including medical expenses, hospitalization benefits, personal accident coverage, and the welfare of insured individuals. Boda boda (motorcycle …

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Mob lynches suspected armed boda boda robbers in Arua

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A mob on Wednesday lynched two suspected armed thugs at Alikua trading center in Ajia sub-county, Arua District. It is alleged that the two yet-to-be-identified men who were dressed in a UPDF uniform and armed with an AK 47 rifle robbed a motorcycle from …

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High Court halts Mbarara Boda Boda elections

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara High Court has temporarily halted the Mbarara City General Boda Boda Operators Association elections. It came after the Mbarara City Council Clerk, Asse Abireeba issued an electoral roadmap, setting April 6th and 12th, April 2023 as the date for the polls. However,  the …

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