Police say they have arrested one of their own and issued him with a penalty ticket of Shs100,000 after a photo of him driving on the wrong side of the road was published in the Daily Monitor of March 14.
Cpl Yasin Kiyemba was reportedly arrested today (Thursday) following the publication of a photo in which he was seen driving on the opposite side of Yusuf Lule road on March 13 at 5:38pm.
“Thank you Abubaker Lubowa, for your vigilance and sharing a photo through #StayInYourLane, of a police officer driving on the opposite side of Yusuf Lule road. The police driver has been apprehended and issued with a penalty ticket,” police tweeted on Thursday evening.
READ: #StayInYourLane: Errant drivers exposed
At the time of the offence, Kiyemba was driving Toyota Prado registration number UP 4589 belonging to police on the opposite side of the road along Yusuf Lule to Kampala Junior Academy. This is a common practice by many ‘VIP’ cars.
Early this week, the Nation Media Group – Uganda started a public road user campaign in which it will publish photographs and videos of errant road users as a way of curbing indiscipline on the roads. The campaign dubbed “Stay in Your Lane” (under #StayInYourLane) will see photographs and videos of errant road users published in Daily Monitor newspaper, NTV and all their online platforms. Registration numbers (and names of errant motorists or registered owner) will be mentioned on KFM and Dembe FM – location of offence and type of misdemeanour.
Public call. Send images and short text detailing the offence, time and place to email@example.com or WhatsApp …0776769334….