News & Up­dates:
October 19, 2021

Parliament has said that it is going to set in motion guidelines to regulate the conduct of the Boda Boda (commercial motorcycle) industry in the Kampala Metropolitan area.

This follows the untimely killing by a mob of a former UN employee, Aziz Bashir who was lynched by a rowdy group of Boda Boda riders in Rubaga Division over the weekend.

The Kawempe North MP, Bashir Kazibwe, yesterday expressed concern over the lack of a regulatory framework and clear leadership structure of the Boda Boda industry in Uganda.

“It is very absurd that the Boda Boda industry which is the biggest employer in the transport sector in the country, is not regulated and has no clear leadership structures and management,” said Kazibwe.

Kazibwe gave notice to Parliament of his intention to move a motion that he said will help in the management, regulation and operationalization of the Boda Boda industry.

This comes on the backdrop of Police in Kampala investigating the murder of a 40-year-old former driver with United Nations (UN) who was lynched by a group of Boda Boda riders in Mengo after knocking one of their colleagues.

It is alleged that Aziz Bashir was on Sunday involved in a minor accident with an unidentified Boda Boda rider who scratched his car, a Toyota Allex.

According to police, Bashir was intercepted by a group of Boda Boda riders as he was approaching Lyna Primary School, pulled him out of the car and beat him to death.

Police say two suspects were arrested and detained at Old Kampala Police Station.

The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah agreed with the proposal by Kazibwe to have the executive weigh in on the concerns raised about the Boda Boda industry.

He directed the Minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs to present a comprehensive report on the matter and how Boda Boda industry can be regulated.

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