Ugandans could not come to terms with how a prisoner could freely ride a motorcycle without supervision in town.
This was the case over the weekend when a prisoner was spotted in the yellow prison uniform and riding a police motorcycle in northern Ugandan town of Kitgum.
A photo of the rare sight was widely shared on social media with questions being raised about people’s security.
The Ugandan police was quick to answer the questions. They identified the prisoner as Babylon Anywar who is a mechanic.
The police spokesperson Asan Kasingye explained that the prisoner was tasked to repair the motorcycle and was on his way to buy spare parts.
He added that the police had sought the help of the prison authorities to get the motorcycle repaired by the prisoner because there were only a few mechanics in the town.
The Uganda Prisons commissioner general, Johnson Byabashaija also answered a few questions on Twitter over the incident.