Parliament to investigate boda boda 2010 later

A Select Committee of Parliament is set to investigate the relationship between boda boda associations in Kampala with the security organizations in the country.

The Select Committee was established following a Motion moved by Hon. Waira K. Majegere (Ind., Bunya East) in November last year. The MP, following the arrest and torture of his constituents, asked Parliament to set up a select committee to investigate the lawlessness of Boda Boda 2010 and other such associations in Kampala.

The head of Boda Boda 2010, Abdul Kitatta, who has severally been accused of illegal arrests, torture of motor cycle riders and confiscation of the motor cycles has since been arrested and charged, together with others, in the Military Court Martial.

Without naming MPs to serve on the Committee, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, today, Tuesday 30th January 2018, presented the terms of reference of the Select Committee.

She however, directed that Parliament waits for the ongoing investigation process by security organs before the Committee commences its own investigations.

Because there is an ongoing investigation and criminal trial it will be difficult for two investigations to continue together. We may require some of the people being held, said Kadaga adding that, I appeal that we hold on and wait for the other organs that are undertaking the investigation and trial.

The Committee will examine the legal and operational framework of Boda Boda 2010 and other boda boda associations in Kampala; and inquire into and evaluate the manner in which previously reported criminal matters concerning boda boda 2010 activities and other boda boda associations in Kampala have been handled.

It will also inquire into the challenges faced by boda boda 2010 and other such associations within Kampala; and make recommendations for the regularization of the Boda Boda industry within Kampala and throughout the country.

Source: Parliament of Uganda

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