Rwizi Region Police launches crackdown on unlabeled taxis


MBARARA– The Police in the Rwizi region have launched an operation against vehicles operating without taxi labels.

The operation follows a reported increase in crimes committed by people disguising as taxi operators, some of which have resulted into loss of lives.

Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson Samson Kasasira says that initial investigations have shown that criminals are using unlabelled vehicles to Kidnap, rob and kill people.

According to Kasasira, this is meant to put down all masqueraders who are putting peoples lives at risk. 

Kasasira adds that the operation will be extended to all the seven districts in the region to weed out all unlabelled vehicles and later resort to taxi operators who operate from areas ungazetted for loading passengers.