Taxi driver tries to set self on fire at city hall

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Police have arrested Mutwahilu Bogere Wasswa, 24 years, chairman of Bweyogerere Bukasa stage in Old Taxi Park, Kampala Capital City for attempted suicide.

It is alleged that the taxi driver went in front of City Hall, with a five litre jerry can of petrol and match box with intention to set himself ablaze.

He was protesting operation on public service vans without route charts on Burton Street by Kampala Capital City Authority.

“We were informed and picked him before he could set himself ablaze,” said SP Patrick Onyango, PRO KMP.

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He is currently detained at Central Police Station in Kampala on attempted suicide offences.

“We urge members of the community not take their lives for matters that can be handled amicably handled by the concerned authorities.”

Onyango said attempting to commit suicide is an offence.

“We urge taxi operators to register their vans with the Ministry of Works and Transport for free so that they are get route charts.”

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