Micheal Atwakiire Bitunga
Boda boda riders in Sheema have expressed their dissatisfaction with the way police does its work in curbing crime in the district.
In a meeting that took place at Sheema stadium in Kabwohe on Wednesday 14 between Sheema district security officers and Kabwohe -Itendero bodaboda riders, the latter noted that central police station has done nothing in reducing crime.
The angry bodaboda men asked the new Sheema district DPC Sp Birungi to grant them authority of keeping law and order by punishing the wrong doers since according to them police has failed.They (riders) added that police takes bribes.
RDC Sheema district Frank Kyereere asked DPC to with immediate effect correct the issues of Sheema central police station CID Tukahairwa Charles who is pinned with bribery and misbehaving.
“This is like the eighth time hearing about people from different corners in Sheema complaining about Tukahairwa, even yesterday I heard people from Bushenyi district complaining about him. This man might be a criminal, talk to him lawfully,” RDC Kyereere said.
The Mayor Sheema municipality Abel Kahara Atucungwire warned police against exceeding their limits.
“Some have turned themselves into lawyers, do your work ” Kahara warned.
All these happened after the rampant increase of motorcycle theft and murder of riders.
On Tuesday 13th November, bodaboda men attacked, beaten and destroyed the house of a Kabwohe town business man known as Magyezi accusing him of stealing motorcycles. When police tried to dispatch them, they ran immediately and attacked Sheema central police station with pangas, sticks and stones but were dispersed by air bullets and teargas.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website