Yesterday morning, residents of Bunyangabu, Kabarole were overwhelmed with shock as a UPDF officer shot dead a boda boda rider for allegedly defying the inter-district travel ban that was announced on June 6 as one of the measures to contain surging cases of COVID-19.
The deceased identified as John Kugonza Rwahumura, 28, a resident of Nyansozi village in Mugusu town in Kabarole district was shot dead by a security operative dressed in UPDF uniform deployed at Kibede trading centre to enforce the inter-travel movement ban between Kabarole and Bunyangabu district according to Kibedi LC I chairman Samuel Kusemererwa.
It’s reported that the deceased was stopped by the traffic police at Kibede roadblock but he ignored the signal and knocked one of the traffic officers. His action prompted one of the officers to shoot him on the spot.
Julian Sara, the Kabarole resident district commissioner (RDC) confirmed that the officer had been arrested and cautioned the riders to adhere to the presidential directive and respect traffic personnel.