KAMPALA- A 26-year-old boda boda cyclist identified as Emma Kabanda is nursing injuries in Kirudu hospital after setting himself on fire at Kireka Police Station.
This was after Kireka police officers impounded his motorcycle for operating beyond curfew hours following the presidential directive of curfew starting at 9pm and bodas stopping work at 6pm.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, Kabanda’s motorcycle was ceased by a traffic officer at around 8pm at Kireka check point for allegedly defying curfew time.
The Kira division police is investing the circumstance under which the rider burnt himself at the police station.
In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and reduce crime rates, the president issued a directive ordering all cyclists to stop work at 6 pm, however some riders defy the directives and ride past the time.
This is not the first case of it’s kind, a 29-year-old Boda boda rider identified as Hussein Walugembe also set himself on fire at Masaka Central Police in Masaka City after he failed to recover his impounded motorcycle.
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