A section of Members of Parliament has called upon the government to regulate the boda boda spare parts business in a bid to clamp down on the increased murders of Boda Boda riders.
This comes at the heights of increased robbery of motorcycles and the killing of riders in the country.
David Abali, the Ngora county representative moved a motion in the Tuesday sitting saying that the government should carry out a forensic investigation into the recent murders of Boda Boda riders.
He said that the killers of the riders sell the motorcycles in spare parts businesses yet the country lacks an adequate regulation of the business.
“We can not look on when Boda Boda riders are murdered every day. These people leave behind families yet their killers sell the motorcycles in spare parts businesses which is not regulated,” he said in part.
He said that the government should come out and announce it’s self on the matter.
National Resistance Movement (NRM) MP for Nakaseke North, Syda Bumba, however, argued that motorcycle riders are equally to blame for not following traffic rules and regulations which put their lives at risk.
She said these are known of impunity and breaking traffic laws hence undermining government efforts to protect them.
The government requested more time to report back to the house with clear submission.
Following a one minute video that circulated on social media showing two men who pretended to be passengers on a Boda Boda ask the rider to stop after reaching their destination but in the process, they strangled him before repeatedly hitting him on the head with a huge stone killing him instantly, security started a crackdown on the gangs involved.
Consequently, a number of suspects were arrested for masterminding the robberies and murders of Boda Boda riders in various parts of the city.
Last month, John Alex Sezira, a rider belonging to Safe Boda was asked by a passenger from Kajjansi to be taken to Butambala, only to be killed along the way and body dumped in a stream.