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Motorcyclist commits suicide in Masaka traffic office

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high in Masaka town after a boda boda motorcyclist decided to torch himself to death in the traffic office at Masaka central police station this morning. Hussein Walugembe, who has been operating at Buddu Shell fuel pump station reportedly doused his body …

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Boda boda cyclists demand meeting with Museveni over lockdown

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda boda cyclists in Kira municipality want to meet President Museveni over the continued lockdown. On Monday, President Museveni said restrictions on boda-bodas, schools, religious gatherings, hawkers, arcades, salons and curfew among others would continue as the country continues to ease the lockdown. …

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Boda boda cyclists in Jinja pin police over extortion

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Boda Boda cyclists in Jinja district on Wednesday protested the alleged extortion by police officers during curfew hours.  The angry motorists parked their motorcycles in the middle of the different streets around Jinja central division before holding a meeting at the Kakindu stadium parking yard.  …

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Police warns boda boda operators against planned demo in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police has warned Boda boda riders threatening to demonstrate protesting government’s decision to maintain the partial suspension on their operations. Currently, Boda boda motorists are restricted to delivery services and transporting passengers under emergency circumstances. Early this week, President, Yoweri Museveni lifted the ban …

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Kampala MPs oppose taxi, boda boda post-COVID guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Kampala district have criticized the proposed public transport guidelines to be implemented after the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. These accuse the Minister in Charge of Kampala Betty Amongi of coming up with the guidelines without the necessary consultations with city leaders …

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Boda boda riders excited on receiving impounded motorcycles back

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda boda riders in Kampala have expressed their excitement on receiving back their motorcycles that were impounded by police across the country. A few weeks ago, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni had directed that motorcycles and bicycles should not move after 2 pm as a …

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