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Taxi driver sets himself on fire “over bribe”

A 29-year-old motorbike taxi rider in Uganda has died after setting fire to himself inside a police station.

Hussein Walugembe’s bike was seized in the south-western district of Masaka, about 135km (85 miles) from the capital, Kampala, on Monday.

Some riders allege that officers had demanded a US$40 (£32) bribe from Walugembe to release his vehicle. A police spokesman says the entire traffic department is now under investigation for bribery.

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