Business in Hoima town yesterday morning went to a standstill after boda boda cyclists stormed the office of the Hoima RDC protesting the release of Joseph Kahimba, of Kahimba and sons spare parts shop.


Kahimba was on Monday arrested after a motorcycle robber claimed he had been working for him shortly before he was lynched in Kiryatete, a Hoima town suburb.


The deceased identified as Paddy Aroho, a resident of Masindi was lynched after admitting that he killed Godfrey Kunihira, a boda boda cyclist at Prisons Stage in Hoima town and stole his Bajaj motorcycle registration number UEK654D on Friday evening.

After lynching the suspect, the mob comprising of mostly of boda boda cyclists descended on Kayimba's shop baying for his blood.

However police said the businessman had been taken for safe custody and was last released.

The news of his release did not go well with boda boda cyclists who stormed the Hoima RDC’s office demanding to know why he was released without charge. They accused the Hoima DPC Bernard Akankwasa and OC CID zakaliya Mbabazi of soliciting a bribe from Kahimba for his release.

The Alobertine regional PRO Julius Hakiza told journalis this morning that Kahimba was released without being charged.

The angry mob also stormed the shop of one Sena of Sena motor spares on Kwebiha road and vandalized his prado car Reg No UAM 607K on accusation that he has a hand in the murder of boda boda cyclists and robbery of motocycles in Hoima.

His wife was rescued by a good Samaritan and she is currently on the run.
They also went to the Mortuary and burnt the Boday of Paddy who was lynched to death on monday and set it on a blaze.

By Vincent Senyunja.