Motorbikes an eyesore in Kampala
The presence of thousands of motorbikes within the streets of Uganda’s capital Kampala is almost bring the flow of traffic within the city to a standstill.
Unlike Nairobi, the bikes – which are the preferred mode of transport to a majority of the city’s residents – are allowed into most areas of Kampala’s CBD.
And with this comes the myriad of problems.
First and foremost, the bikes (also referred to as boda bodas) rarely follow the highway code.
Kampala boda boda rider are particularly notorious for maneuvering on pavements meant for pedestrians, other restricted areas and on main highways at high speed.
This has inevitably lead to a choking traffic snarl ups within the witnessed in this city that normally has unusually high temperatures.
The good news though is that the authorities are reportedly enacting laws that will restrict the movement of the boda bodas on the streets to only designated areas.