KAMPALA – Following incidents of continued violation of the presidential directives on the containment of the spread of the novel Coronavirus by boda boda motorcyclists, police in Kampala Metropolitan have inpounded over 200 motorcycles.
Ministry of Health issued regulations that riders aren’t supposed to carry passengers since it could lead to spread of the Coronavirus due to lack of social distance.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyangi revealed that on Monday, July 13, police carried out an operation in which officers arrested both riders and their passengers that were violating Ministry of Health guidelines.
“Several riders and passengers were arrested and detained at various police stations in Kampala Metropolitan Police area,” he said in a statement.
Onyango noted that the suspects will be charged with disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts likely to spread infectious disease which is coronavirus.
“This will serve as a warning to people who continue to defy the regulations of motorcycles,” he said.
He added that, “We appeal to motorcyclists to stop carrying passengers and to only carrying luggages.”