200,000 motorcycle taxis in Kampala?

That’s what the Kampala Central Division Boda Boda Association estimated in the Daily Monitor story in which Tugende was featured yesterday:

There is no way to accurately count the number of boda boda riders in Kampala and quoted estimates from authorities range between 50,000 and 800,000. Richard Kibikwamu, the general secretary of the Kampala Central Division, Boda Boda 2010 Association, said there are approximately 200,000 boda riders and 5,000 stages in Kampala.

There really is little accurate way to tell–though we might be partnering on some market research to take a more educated guess sometime soon. At the moment, sticking with our “more than 100,000 drivers in Kampala” seems like a safe bet.