To make sure you enjoy your Christmas and the entire festive season safely in Kampala, these are some of the major don’ts.
This is the season of the year when fun, gifts and crime rate increase concurrently.
Newslex Point is here to give you proper guidance on how to stay safe in Kampala during the entire festive season.
1). Avoid narrow passageway between or behind buildings
You might want to easily cross from Dewinton avenue to Jinja road and you want to quickly use a narrow passageway or backstreet that joins the two roads, that’s a wrong move my friend.
My dear friend, you better follow the main Jinja road if you want to reach safely and enjoy your festive season.
Such spots are renown hideouts of robbers and hooligans who will easily rob or even stab you to death.
2). Avoid Sheltered flyovers and footbridges during festive season
Flyovers and footbridges along concealed roads are so good for jobless street boys who might attack you and snatch your valuables including your bag or cash.
Try to avoid them.
3). Leave your vehicle at home when moving out to drink or have fun
If you decide to go out with your car especially to have fun with your friends, robbers might target your wheel-caps or some other spare parts and by the time you return home perhaps when drank, you will realize in the morning that some parts are missing.
To make it worse, you might find your car missing from where you had packed it. Kampala robbers move with master-keys and they can easily follow you on a motor bike after knowing that the car you’re driving is a selling model.
4). Avoid dialing or picking up phone call while seated next to a window in a car
You can be seated next to a window inside the vehicle, sometimes to make it worse the window is wide open, thinking you’re enjoying fresh air while dialing or picking up a phone call.
My dear friend, if you are used to this, you’re in trouble, Kampala thieves are too vigilant, they can easily snatch your phone and leave you paralyzed as they freely walk away and vanish in crowd.
Keep your phone or handbag far away if you’re seated next to the window in a vehicle.
5). Avoid driving when you’re drunk
Don’t attempt to drive when you’re drunk because what might happen to you could do away with your life.
You are most likely to end up a new year in a police custody or in hospital.
6). Avoid some taxis on Northern Bypass road
Some of you including myself are already victims to robbery on the Northern Bypass, count yourself lucky if you’re a frequent traveler on northern bypass road using public means and you haven’t been robbed
Some people who use public means on Northern bypass especially early morning at around 6am, lunch time at around 1pm and late evening starting from 7:30pm on-wards are vulnerable to taxi robbers who normally use similar tricks to divert your attention.
Because you’re in a hurry, you just enter a taxi that stops in front of you, hold your bag tightly, avoid seating in front next to the driver. Use the back seats and watch everyone in front of you. Thank God, police has already cracked down some of them.
7). Giving your luggage to a boda boda cyclist you don’t know
This festive season, most people are moving to their villages to spend the festive season together with their parents and loved ones despite the fairs being high. Some people especially women tend to approach any boda boda cyclists to help them transport their luggages to the bus park without knowing that some cyclists are thieves, after tying your luggage on the bike, he will just ride away, leaving you in tears.
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