Police in Kampala Metropolitan have impounded over 200 motorcycles today over violation of the presidential directives on the containment of the spread of the Coronavirus.
This is after police 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. According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, the suspects will be charged with disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts likely to spread infectious disease which is coronavirus.
“This will serve as a warning to people who continue to defy the regulations of motorcycles. We appeal to motorcyclists to stop carrying passengers and to only carry luggage,” said Onyango.