The lord mayor of Kampala Erias lukwago has finally sued the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in the High court over the illegal registration of boda boda riders in Kampala metropolitan.
Speaking to journalists yesterday, Lukwago says his decision to go to court comes as KCCA insists on the illegal registration of boda boda riders and chasing of street vendors. He wants the court to stop the illegality done by KCCA.
“Court should look into the brutal and violent eviction of all the street vendors, kiosk operators and hawkers by the police, UPDF soldiers, KCCA enforcement officers and unidentified stick-wielding persons calling themselves smart city operatives, which is illegal,’’ he said.
He also added that the decision made by the Minister for Kampala together with the RCC to reduce the number of boda boda riders to only 7,000 out of more than 200,000 riders starting with those who are not registered is illegal.
In an interview with some of the boda boda riders in Kampala stages say they are so disappointed with the way how KCCA is handling duties and they appealed to KCCA to take a favorable decision to all parties.
Recently the State minister in charge of Kampala, Mr. Kyofatogabye Kabuye, and the Resident City Commissioner, Mr. Anderson Burora, issued a directive that will prohibit unregistered boda boda riders from accessing the Kampala Metropolitan area.