Another Suspected Motorcycle Thief Lynched

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Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said Muzamir Musilamu who was a resident of Nabingo allegedly attacked a Boda Boda rider he hired on Munyonyo along Entebbe Expressway.

Angry Boda Boda cyclists on Wednesday lynched another suspected motorcycle thief.


Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said Muzamir Musilamu who was a resident of Nabingo allegedly attacked a Boda Boda rider he hired on Munyonyo along Entebbe Expressway. 

Onyango said the motorcycle owner who was left in a trench informed his colleagues that his motorcycle a Bajaj Boxer motorcycle had been just stolen and has a tracking device.


The cyclists started tracking the motorcycle along Entebbe Expressway via Kyengera up to Nabingo along Kampala-Masaka highway.

When the signals indicated that the stolen motorcycle was in Nabingo, the charged riders launched a door to door hunt until they found Musilamu with the motorcycle.


Onyango said that the angry cyclists started kicking Musilamu and later stoned him to death.

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The incident happened hours after another unidentified suspected motorcycle robber was lynched at Lukuli along Buziga Road in Makindye. The man was stoned to death while his co-victim was rushed to Mulago hospital in a critical condition.


Boda Boda riders have vowed not to spare suspects found to be behind the racket of stealing motorcycles and killing the owners.


On Saturday, Derrick Mulindwa, a Boda boda rider from Nabweru Division, Nansana Municipality, was strangled at Kakyeka, Mengo, Lubaga Division, in Kampala.

The 2018 Criminal Investigations Directorate statistics show motorcycle thefts catapulted to 4,612 compared to 4,259 in 2017. At least three hundred forty-one cases secure convictions while 2144 were still under investigations.

 

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Kato Joseph
Joseph Kato is an investigative journalist with experience stretching from 2014 when he started professional journalism. His areas of specialty is in crime, security and human reporting. e has won two journalism awards particularly in reporting about rights for children and victims of security brutality.