KAMPALA – Police have cautioned the public against engaging in criminal activities having received information that boda boda riders are planning to demonstrate over continued ban on them to carry passengers as away to fight Covid-19 spread.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango in a statement dated Sunday, June 7 revealed that they received credible information that opportunistic people are mobilising “hooligans and disguise them as motorcycle (boda boda) operators to carry out demonstrations next week.”
“They intend to disrupt government systems to ease the lock down after successful containment of the spread of Coronavirus in the community,” reads an excerpt.
Onyango noted that intelligence information indicates that the demonstrations are being planned, mobilised and sponsored by opportunistic people within Kampala Metropolitan Policing area.
“They are also mobilising boda boda operators to disrupt the government efforts in Coronavirus containment at the time when there are systematic processes to ease the lock down,” he said.
He further appealed to the public, especially boda boda operators, not to be lured into illegal activities by opportunistic people, who are working for their own benefits.
“The long arm of the law will catch up with them,” said Onyango.