Uganda to ban hooded bikers to curb crime


Speaking at the funeral of ruling party Mp Ibrahim Abiriga who was shot dead on Friday by hooded men on motorbike. He was among the initiators of the move to amend the constitution to remove Article 102b so as to have the 75 years upper age limit for the president removed.

The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni said his government will ban the wearing of hooded jackets while riding motorcycles, in a bid to reduce crime.
the state-owned New Vision newspaper quoted Mr Museveni as saying that every motorcyclist will be required to wear a reflector helmet with a number for easy identification that can be seen even at night.

he added: It is time for us to wake up and say ‘Stop this!’ – and we have the capacity.
Abiriga’s killers used a simple technique: they wore jackets with a hood.
We are, therefore, going to ban covering of heads with hoods while riding. And the helmets must have a number that can be seen clearly at night.”