By Sania Babirye
The high court in Kampala remanded to Luzira prison two people who are said to have been using a chloroform to robe motorcycles commonly known as bodabodas.
These culprits are Joweria Kaweesi and Joseph Luswata.
They were remanded until the 27th of this month after High Court Judge Elizabeth Kabanda charged them with aggravated robbery but denied the charges.
Prosecution states that Joweria Kaweesi, Joseph Luswata and others still at large on the 18th of February 2016 at Mawanga zone Buziga makindye division in Kampala the two arrested robbing a motorbike from a one Lawrence Sekamatte using chloroform.
These are said to have been spraying their victims with the said dangerous chemical before taking off with their motorcycles valued at 3million Uganda shillings.
Meanwhile prosecution informed court that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.
By Robert Segawa
Police is investigating a group of 15 gangsters who have been linked to the throwing of anonymous threatening letters in the areas of Kibbuloka Zone Nansana Municipality.
According to Uganda Police spokesperson, Asan Kasingye, police have received intelligence indicating that these criminals whose names have been withheld are operating in areas surrounding Nansana, Bwaise, Kawempe Kalerwe and also the central Businesses Centre of Kampala.
Kasingye noted that these gangsters use different public Vehicles especially Taxis including UAU 956P, UAR 787C, UAS 618Q which operate on Hoima road.
Kasingye therefore cautioned the public to be aware of these Taxis and not board them as public means of Transport because thugs use them to commit crimes after threatening people who board them
Mean While Kasingye noted that the security situation is under control by Uganda police with all sister security agencies committed to making the country safe
Boda boda motorists in Mbarara municipality are calling for restrictions and strict monitoring of their night operations. The boda boda motorists say thugs take advantage of their operations to attack them and innocent night commuters.
At least 17 boda boda cyclists have been killed and 11 others injured in Mbarara municipality since January this year. The cyclists are now engaging Police for possible intervention into the matter.
Ben Muhoozi, a boda boda cyclist, says the failure to regulate boda Boda operations may lead to disastrous consequences.
Alex Wamaye, another cyclist says that the current state of affairs is worrying. He asks the authorities to move fast and save the situation, saying currently anyone with a motorcycle can freely join the boda boda sector.
Alex Monday, another concerned boda boda cyclist says the unexplained disappearances of their colleagues are becoming the order of the day.
Mohamed Mpagi, the spokesperson Mbarara General Boda boda Association, says regulating the business will prevent more loss of lives. He wants the boda boda cyclists to ask the night commutters to identify themselves using their national identity cards or any other valid documents before they carry them for their own safety.
Robert Nabimanya, the Mbarara District Internal Security Officer, says some of the boda boda motorists operate in violation of the security guidelines that require them to always wear identification cards, reflectors and inform their stage chairpersons on their movements.
Mbarara District Police Commander, Jaffar Magyezi told URN that Police is already in touch with the management and association of the cyclists to ensure that their operations do not lead to loss of lives. He says police has also increased on its vigilance to ensure that all night operations are done within safe and secure environs.