300 Motorcycles Impounded on Monday Night Over Defying Curfew Time

SP Onyango is the police spokesperson for Kampala metropolitan that covers Kampala City, Wakiso and Mukono.

At least 331 motorcycles were impounded on Monday night in joint security operations against riders and drivers defying curfew hours that have been maintained by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni since March.

Museveni announced a curfew in order to contain the spread of novel Corona Virus Disease –Covid19. Security agencies among others police, UPDF and LDUs mounted roadblocks after it was noticed that drivers were defying Covid19 orders.

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala police spokesperson, said not only motorcycles were impounded but even cars too. At least 211 cars were impounded and drivers were forced to spend night on roads.

“Last night, we carried out an operation to reinvigorate the anti-COVID19 enforcement measures, especially the curfew hours. During the operations, we impounded over 211 motor vehicles and 331 motor cycles,” Onyango said.

Security agencies said the operation was peaceful and it was carried out in an orderly manner and professionally. Police also forgave drivers who tried to be chaotic. The drivers were cautioned while others were issued with Express Penalty Scheme tickets.

“We appeal to the general public to plan their journeys early to avoid being caught on the wrong side of the law. We would like to remind all motorists that the timing of the curfew is 9:00pm,” Onyango said.

Onyango said 103 cars and motorcycles were impounded in Kampala East region, 190 vehicles and motorcycles were impounded in Kampala North and 249 vehicles and motorcycles were impounded in Kampala South region.

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