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200 houses, 5 boda bodas buried by mudslides in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Over 200 families in Isule parish, Maliba subcounty in Kasese district are without a place of abode after mudslides covered their homes in the area. But even mobile assets were not spared, among these five boda boda motorcycles whose owners had taken shelter only for …

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POLICE: 4,000 motorcycles stolen in Uganda every year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Records at the Criminals Investigations Directorate – CID indicate that on average 4,000 motorcycles are stolen every year in Uganda. That is 11 motorcycles are lost daily. The directorate indicates that 13,120 motorcycles have been stolen between 2019 and 2017. Data shows 2018 had …

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50 motorcycles impounded in Mbale for flouting COVID-19 guidelines

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have impounded 50 motorcycles in Mbale city for flouting the COVID-19 guidelines. Rogers Taitika, the Elgon region police spokesperson says the motorcycles were impounded in a massive operation targeting riders who operate beyond 6pm, who don’t wear face masks and helmets and carry more …

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511 city motorists apprehended under curfew in one night

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The joint security operations on Monday night  impounded 331 motorcycles plus 211 cars and bigger vehicles for flouting the curfew. Although the curfew takes effect at 2100 hours(9pm) hours, police allowed another one hour before apprehending those still on the road at 2200 hours (10pm). …

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Beware of thugs riding motorcycles at night – UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People Defence Forces –UPDF have expressed concern over increasing cases of thugs moving on motorcycles in the night hours. First Division Spokesperson, Maj Yusuf Bilal Katamba said a number of thugs are moving on motorcycles late in the night purposely either targeting people …

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Ugandans buy record motorcycles in 2019

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans registered the highest number of new motorcycles in the year that ended June 2019 in what could be an indicator a larger number of people are entering the Boda Boda industry. According to figures published by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Ugandans registered 103, …

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3,000 police vehicles, motorcycles grounded

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 3,000 police vehicles and motorcycles are grounded. It is alleged that out of 9,226 police fleet as presented in police achievements report, over 3,600 vehicles and motorcycles are grounded. “The figure was based on purchase records for more than 15 years …

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Police returns impounded motorcycles to riders in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Mbale has started handing back the motorcycles to riders that were impounded for flouting the Covid-19 presidential directives. Over 300 motorcycles were impounded and kept at Mbale central police station since the lockdown started in March this year. Most of the riders …

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Over 100 motorcycles impounded In Kabarole district

Kabarole, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  At least 110 motorcycles have been impounded in Kabarole district after their owners were found defying COVID-19 control measures.  According to the Rwenzori West Police Spokesperson, Vincent Twesige, some of the motorcycles were found carrying passengers in contradiction of the presidential directive on operations of …

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