Police in Kampala Metropolitan area have impounded over 200 motorcycles today following incidents of continued violation of the presidential directives on the containment of the spread of the novel Coronavirus by boda boda motorcyclists.
SP Patrick Onyango the KMP spokesperson says they carried out an operation in which officers arrested both riders and their passengers that were violating Ministry of Health guidelines.
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.
“Several riders and passengers were arrested and detained at various police stations in Kampala Metropolitan Police area. The suspects will be charged with disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts likely to spread infectious disease which is coronavirus” Onyango says.
He says this will serve as a warning to people who continue to defy the regulations on motorcycles. “We appeal to motorcyclists to stop carrying passengers and to only carrying luggage.”