Rogue Boda Boda Riders Back In CBD
It seems Nairobi County Inspectorate Officers have retreated to their comfort zones making boda boda riders to take advantage of the situation to cause chaos and disorder in the Central Business District.
The boda boda riders are currently operating with impunity without observing traffic lights and other regulations.
Most affected areas are Supreme Court, Hilton Hotel, Kimathi Street ,Tom Mboya street, Luthuli avenue, Accra road and GPO.
But according to Boda boda Association Chairman Kevin Mubadi there is a cartel ring controlling entry of boda boda riders in the CBD.
Mubadi says some of the riders are being forced to pay sh. 200 daily to gain access and operate within CBD without arrests while new riders who are not in the ring are arrested.
‘‘There are riders who cannot be nabbed in the CBD they pay Ksh. 200 to inspectorate officers to operate ..surprisingly some of the motorbikes also belong to inspectorate officers..it’s a lucrative dirty business that goes on and killing it might be tricky.’’ Mubadi said.
New city inspectorate boss Partrick Mwakio who recently took over from Tito Kilonzi is yet to release his ‘venom’ on the riders .
Nairobi governor Mike Sonko declared CBD as a no go zone for boda boda riders and instead allocated them stages along Kirinyaga road,Haile Sellasie,Globe Cinema and Uhuru Park to operate.