Over 700 bodabodas have been seized in a traffic police operation to clamp down on lawless riders since January 26th 2018.
This operation targets riders that violate traffic rules and regulations around all the 18 divisions of Kampala Metropolitan Area.
This comes after the condemnation of bad road users especially bodaboda cyclists in the city by President Yoweri Museveni while presiding over the National Resistance Movement (NRM) 32nd Liberation Day celebrations in Arua arguing they scare away foreign investors.
Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police Commander SSP. Norman Musinga reaffirmed that more emphasis shall be put on major road junctions, roundabouts in Kampala where most cyclists lacking crash helmets, violating traffic lights, riding along pedestrian paths, carrying more than one passenger and riding while drunk shall be clumped down.
The violators of traffic rules have been issued with penalties while others taken to court for prosecution.