By Aggrey Twesigye
A soap vendor is nursing burns at Kazo health centre IV in Kazo district after he set himself ablaze.
Police identified the victim as Mugisha Akora 23 a borne of Mugusu Fort portal, currently a resident of Umoja village Nyakasanga ward Nyamwamba division Kasese district.
It is alleged that the soap vendor in Kazo district was intercepted by the traffic police in Kazo at Bugolobi along Kazo – Ibanda highway and ordered to pay a fine of UGX 40,000 for not wearing a mask and helmet as part of the Standard Operating Procedures.
Mugisha who says his business is only worth 40000 shillings adds that he pleaded with the traffic officers for mercy, but all in vain which frustrated him.
Mugisha thus used the fuel in the reserved tank of his Senke motorcycle UEG 416D to set himself ablaze
Kazo police station officer in charge of traffic ,Drabo Charles says the victim had no helmet and when they gave him the 40,000ugx shillings charge note, he ran into the bush to set himself ablaze.
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