Boda boda motorists in Jinja are pushing for a law that will allow them to search their passengers before carrying them at night.
They claim that allowing them to search their passengers will enable them to get rid of thugs who target their motorcycles.
Eriya Musobya, Chairman Jinja motorcyclists Association says that its time district authorities pass by laws to protect the cyclists.
Musobya says that says several cyclists have been murdered, while many others have disappeared without a trace.
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Henry Waiswa, a boda boda who operates at Crane Bank along Lubas road says that the cyclists should also be screened before they are allowed to operate.
Waisswa says some of the cyclists are criminals. Samson Lubega, Southeastern Regional Police spokesperson says that theft of motorcycles in Busoga region is on the increase.
Lubega has backed the decision of the cyclists to team up with the district to fight crime.
22 motorcycles have been stolen in Jinja since the beginning of this year. Six of the affected motorcyclists were killed while 18 others reported cases of assault.