President Museveni wants hooded outfit banned, boda boda helmets uniform and numbered.

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ARUA, Uganda
Following the sudden death of slain Arua Municipality Member of Parliament, Hon. Ibrahim Abiriga,  President Museveni has opened war on the boda-boda and the clothing industry by ordering the ban on all hooded outfits and numbering of all helmets.

The President was speaking at the burial ceremony for the slain MP and his brother Saidi Butele Buga who were gunned down in Kawanda, Wakiso district last Friday.

He urged the government to burn hooded jackets and other outfit so that it makes it easier to see peoples faces when a search is mounted.

“Why do we allow people putting on hoods, we are going to burn the covering of your heads even when driving or on a bike,” he warned.

The President also issued directive regarding helmets by motorcycle riders and boda boda cyclists, saying that each helmet will have to be numbered with reflector paint.

He added; “We shall require new helmets with numbers and they must shine at night. No more hoods covering peoples faces. We also have other methods I don’t want to talk about here,”

The President had earlier told boda boda riders at Kawanda that their business has become hard for the government to control and he is contemplating dealing away with it.