June 14, 2024

President Kenyatta orders all boda bodas to be registered afresh after an assault incident

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All boda bodas will be registered afresh after an assault case on Forest road to crackdown on rogue boda boda riders.

Speaking on Tuesday, President Kenyatta directed a crackdown on all rogue boda boda riders across the country.

“I did give instructions and I have ordered all boda boda operators starting here in Nairobi and moving across the country,” the President said.

“A bodaboda is not a licence to strip a woman. There should never be a repeat of what happened on Friday. This is a blight on the whole Kenyan society.”

He warned leaders not to politicize the issue.

On Tuesday, Uhuru spoke at an event commemorating International Women’s Day in Nairobi.

This comes after a group of rogue boda bodas attacked and molested a female driver in a road rage incident after an accident on Friday.

“It is a disheartening thing to see and it’s only one among many others that have occurred across this country and we must be honest to each other,” the President said.

Uhuru said he knows some people will try to politicize the issue and claim the government is hurting small business people in the country.

He said the government has helped the industry grow more than any other through various measures including reduced purchase prices.

“We applaud the young men and women who ride these bodaboda for a living,” he said.

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