7 Arrested Over Taxi Riot

this web geneva;”>Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, healing SP Ibin Ssenkumbi, viagra approved told Chimpreports on Tuesday that Police had deployed enough officers to contain any violence.

“We shall arrest everybody who is involved in disorganizing the town,” charged Ssenkumbi.

The seven suspects have been identified as Democratic Party member Kenneth Kakande, Paul Kasoma, Faisal Wandela, Peter Nyenzire, Ssesanga, Hakim Sentongo and Ibrahim Ntambi.

Ssenkumbi said confusion was on Monday registered at New Taxi Park and Clock tower where a group of people started blocking people and taxis going into the park.

Suspects include taxi drivers and politicians.

The chaos saw traders closing shops, fearing to lose their property.

Traffic was also temporally paralyzed.

The chaotic scenes followed an incident last week where a team of KCCA officials were beaten up by taxi drivers as they attempted to enforce the new tax on commuter taxis.

Presidency Minister, Frank Tumwebaze, who is also in charge of KCCA, recently directed that taxi drivers must start paying the monthly set fees yet Kampala High Court had ordered against such a move, describing it as “illegal.”

But KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi reasoned the Authority had incurred a loss of shs1bn in the wake of the court ruling.

“We shall implement the levy since the Minister for Presidency has powers to make orders over management of Kampala city,” she said in a press statement in May.

KCCA publicist, Peter Kaujju, said taxi drivers who refuse to comply with the new directive will not be allowed to operate in Kampala, adding they had been given a grace period of three weeks to clear their June and July arrears.

Isaac Muddu, a taxi driver said Musisi and the Lord Mayor should call for a meeting and decide how much the drivers should pay. He further requested that the monthly pay be reduced to at least Shs 70,000.


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