32 motorcycles theft cases in Kabarole in 2019: Report

Motorcycles a great target in Kabalore…

The Kabarole district Boda Bodas Associtaion chairperson Rugumayo Edward has disclosed that at least 32 motorcycles have been stolen in Kabarole district in the year 2019.

Speaking to our reporter Edward said that the increased cases of motorcycle theft in Kabarole has hindered them do their job whereby some of Boda Boda riders have been killed. Edward has stated that 7 Boda Boda riders have been killed by iron bar men with ropes and hammers and in the last month 2 have been killed.

Edward has attributed the motorcycle theft escalation to escalated spare parts shops in the country owned by everyone. He explained that as the leaders have discovered that there some bad characters in their Job who kill their colleagues. Rugumayo has however said that using their own intelligence, they have at least recovered some motorcycles.

Majority of stolen motorcycles are being taken along Kampala road in districts of Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Mubende.Mityana and others in Kampala. It has also been discovered that thieves are using ladies stealing motorcycles.

Meanwhile Barongo Musa deffence Kabarole Boda Bodas Association, they have started stage to stage sensitization on how to prevent from being killed. Kitara states that together with the police, RDC, DISO’s office and other security agencies to identify dark spots and carry night patrols,meetings and at least select a 5 security committee at every stage.

Lydia Tumushabe the Rwenzori West police spokes chairperson has further advised Boda Boada riders to at least identify any passenger before riding them to their next destination especially those working at night.

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