Crime & Investigation

Taxi Drivers’ Revolt Probed geneva; font-size: small;”>Business came to a standstill and traffic to a halt in the city centre yesterday when taxi drivers and conductors under their umbrella organisation (DACCA) launched a protracted bloody revolt against UTODA for harassment and extortion.

drug geneva; font-size: small;”>The taxi drivers accused UTODA of hiking fees by a staggering Shs4, 500 per day. Taxi drivers also insist UTODA’s contract expired on October 31 and are therefore not authorised to pay them dues.

UTODA top official Chris Ssengooba says a probe will start today with the view of arresting and prosecuting culprits of the violence.

“We are kicking off an investigation on Friday to find out the truth regarding this heinous incident. If UTODA officials were in wrong, the will be prosecuted. If taxi drivers misbehaved, we shall hand them over to police,” Ssengooba tells

Police used teargas and live bullets to quell the uprising.


Header advertisement
To Top