By Fred Kiva
Uganda Police Force say they have started deploying tricycles that were procured by the security agency three years ago.
Police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga has dismissed social media reports that the vehicles have been left to rot at the police Workshop in Namanve. He says the process to have the vehicles deployed is already underway, adding that 13 of them have already been deployed in various parts of the country.
“So far a total of 13 have been deployed as follows; Police Headquarters Cantonment  Counter Terrorism Headquarters , Katonga integrated highway , Bushenyi Traffic Office , Sheema Traffic Office , Magamaga integrated highway , Cps integrated highway , which have been branded and marked for better micro management and to ensure the respective units are getting the correct utilization of the fleet,” Enanga
He revealed that the remaining 87 tricycle bikes are being branded and sirens being fixed before they are distributed. “We call upon the public to alert management if they see any patrol units being operated in an unsafe manner or doing something illegal,” Enanga said.
Police in 2016 bought 100 tricycles to help in security patrols but since then the bikes have been in store.
According to Enanga, the police preferred the tricycles because they are more stable, can move in reverse, carry three officers and maneuver both in urban and rural settings.