Uganda Police together with the Joint Security Team in Kampala impounded two ambulances that were used as taxis to carry passengers from Kampala to Kanungu instead of transporting patients to hospital.
However, the two ambulances were caught during the Wandegeya check point but before impounding them, the security operatives were first tipped off that they were transporting passengers for money.
The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said that the driver in one of the ambulances called Sserukenya David was arrested and detained at Wandegeya Police Station but the second driver took off immediately.
The ambulances are registration number UAB 355Z and UAH 832W respectively. One of the two medical vehicles had 4 passengers who had paid Shs 100,000 each in order to reach Kanungu from Kampala. Among items found inside include bags of rice, sugar, Matooke and more.
Security has been ordered to start serious investigations regarding the movement of ambulances across the country.
This came after president Museveni ordered all public and private vehicles to end movements as one of the measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but allowed ambulances to continue working as they may be utilized to transport sick people to the hospitals.
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