Boda boda riders burn offices of Boda Boda 2010

Monday January 22 2018

The riders ransacked Boda boda 2010 offices

The riders ransacked Boda boda 2010 offices before setting their property on fire on January 22, 2018. PHOTO ABUBAKER LUBOWA  

By James Kabengwa and Abubaker Lubowa

Boda Boda riders have attacked and set on fire offices owned by Boda Boda 2010 whose patron, Abudallah Kitatta was arrested on Saturday over the death of Case Hospital accountant, Francis Ekulagar.

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Kitatta is among the 28 people the army says it arrested over the murder of Ekulagar about a fortnight ago.
Chanting Kitatta’s name, rival Boda Boda riders on Monday attacked Boda Boda 2010 offices in Natete, Kampala and ransacked them before setting their property on fire.

Deziderio Byamukama, a former Boda boda rider

Deziderio Byamukama, a former Boda boda rider claims he lost his hand when he was attacked by members of the Boda Boda 2010. PHOTO BY JAMES KABENGWA

They said they were happy that Kitatta and some members of his group were in custody because they had for long endured immeasurable suffering caused by members of the notorious Boda Boda 2010.

However, riot police and military officers dispersed the group and reportedly arrested some of them.

Ekalugar was kidnapped on Tuesday January 02, while on his way to the bank.

His body was found burnt in Kajjansi on January 3. Now, the army says 28 suspects are in custody in connection with the incident. The arrests were as a result of joint operations between UPDF and sister security agencies.

Captain Deo Akiiki, the Deputy UPDF Spokesperson, said they conducted a joint operation on Friday following leads from inside sources. This led to the arrest of Huzairu Kiwalabye, one of the key suspects.

He said there were attempts by some sympathizers to obstruct the arrest, which was overcome by security. According to Captain Akiiki, after interrogating Kiwalabye, the investigators found the need to make further arrests and picked up 28 suspects including Abdul Kitata, a brother to Kiwalabye and head of boda boda 2010.

The others included Mawa Muzamiru a - driver to Dr SSebale Kato, the proprietor Case Clinic, Kikandi Muhindo and David Bizimani - Congolese nationals at whose residence the vehicle of the late Ekalugar was found.

Others helping investigations include Ssebandeke John, Bwanika Fred, Ssengoba Hassan, Kibirige Joel, Kayondo Johnathan,Ssemogerere Sunday Kiseka,Ssemogerere Sadam, Barigye Asaf, Nsindazi Joseph, Ngobi Sowali , Arinaitwe Thomas, Ssekaja Ibrahim, Ssozi Frank, Kirya Shaban and Mugema Hussein.

The others are Kagajju Joram, Ssebata Hassan, Ssenfuka Matia, Kiddugavu John, Kasirye Godfrey,Lukyamuzi Enock,Ssengonzi Laurence,Twinomujuni Amon,Makumbi Frank, and Kanyamudali Thomas.

The 28 suspects are being held at Kireka Police station as Police continue with further investigations. Akiiki says UPDF shall continue working with all other security agencies to guarantee peace and security in the country, adding that there is no cause of alarm.

The joint operations include Police, the army, CMI and Internal Security Organisation.