Boda boda riders who will not attend the Ksh. 750 training to be kicked out of roads
Boda boda operators who will not register for the Ksh. 750 training announced by the government yesterday will be kicked out of the roads.
This is according to Boda boda association of Kenya Chaiman Kevin Mubadi who says that the training will be used as a way to ensure discipline and safety in the boda boda sector.
Mubadi says that all the riders will be enrolled for driving lessons as from next week.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio News Mubadi has further revealed that plans are in place to ensure that over 1.4million registered riders gets the training for a week and a license issued thereafter.
“The program will kickoff next week and our main aim is to reduce accidents on our roads but I want to assure riders that after this if you don’t have the license you will be arrested and tamed completely from bodaboda business,” he said.
He has defended the government move to use National Youth Service in the exercise.
ICT and Youths Cabinet Secretary says the riders will undergo the training in their localities. The government will establish 580 training centres across the 290 constituencies, with each getting two training centres.
“We hope to complete this exercise in the next three months. We have more than 60 per cent of unlicensed boda bodas, and these are the people we are targeting,” Mucheru said.