Boda Boda riders in South Sudan

A 19 year-old Ugandan called Joseph Angola from Moyo district has been shot dead in Nimule Sub County in South Sudan.
Angola, a boda boda rider was shot by unknown assailants in the wee hours of Saturday morning after dropping off a customer in the area.
According to police in Uganda, none of his belongings including the motorcycle were taken.
“We are trying to find out whether he was being targeted as a Ugandan or it was another conflict” Police Spokesperson Commissioner of Police (CP) Fred Enanga said today, adding: “We are working together with our counterparts in South Sudan to find out the assailants.”

In September 2013 the government of South Sudan banned foreigners from owning or riding commercial motorcycles otherwise known as boda boda.

As a result, several Ugandans who were involved in the business fled the country, but this was not before some of them accused security personnel of confiscating their motorcycles and also torturing them.