All Boda boda and Tuk Tuk operators in the country will be required to take insurance cover for passengers and pedestrians.
Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich says the proposal is to help mitigate the high number of accidents whose victims are mostly from the low income members of the society.
According to Rotich the insurance cover will help accident victims who are mostly from the low income members of the society access medical services easily.
While appreciating the efficiency of the mode of transport given by boda boda operators Rotich noted that most accident victims have been forced to seek help from friends and relatives.
“Bodaboda transport has become an important sector in our economy, it is one of the largest employers of our youth and also provide cheap and convenient transport for Kenyans, despite the above benefits Mr. Speaker, this mode of transport has proven to be very risky to riders passengers and pedestrians, “ stated Rotich.
“In Order to mitigate against this risk Mr. Speaker, i propose to amend the insurance motor vehicle third party risk certificate of insurance rules to require all passengers carrying boda bodas and tuk tuks to have an insurance cover for passengers and pedestrians,” he stated.