By Joseph Kato:
Over 30 taxi operators have been arrested in Kampala following the chaos that erupted at Old Taxi Park when Kampala Capital City Authority law enforcers launched a crackdown of those who have defaulted on payment of monthly dues.
There were ugly scenes as taxi drivers resisted KCCA’s arrest and clamping of their vehicles.
Police was called in swiftly to intervene after the rowdy drivers surrounded KCCA officials putting their livese at stake.
The chaos that started from the Old Taxi Park spread to other roads including Kampala Road where the drivers blocked the city square junction paralyzing traffic flow for more than 15 minutes.
Police commanded by Kampala Central Police Station, police commander, Joseph Bakaleke, used batons to disperse the taxi operators.
Bakaleke says those arrested people were not drivers but goons ferried from Nankulabye, Katwe and Makerere to antangonise KCCA’s lawful exercise.