Boda Boda rider kills self over Motorcycle loan, rent arrears

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 A boda-boda rider in Namugongo has committed suicide allegedly over his inability to pay  sh255.000 as part of his motorcycle loan. 

His neighbors on Tuesday morning found the lifeless body of Alex Nuwagaba 33-year-old outside his rental house in Namugongo within Kira- Municipality Wakiso district.

One of the relatives of the deceased told Kira Police detectives that, Nuwagaba, was restless for several days, lamenting about his inability to clear his loan and his loaning company identified as Boda-Banja located in Ntinda was not giving him any breathing space other than impounding the motorcycle. 

According to Bosco Buziba, chairperson boda-boda riders in Kira Municipality, said apart from the pressure from the motorcycle loaning company, the 33-year-old, rider who was part of Namugongo-Njanda stage, near the Catholic shrine had other family-related issues. 

Buziba added: “He was having other problems of his landlord who was chasing him out of the house, after spending four months without paying rent.

 But also another issue he once told me about was related to three girlfriends who were each alleging to be pregnant for him. And everyone wanted marriage before giving birth.”     


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