President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised to convene a meeting with all stakeholders in the bodaboda sector and asked them to ignore politicians out to incite them against the government.
Speaking on Friday in Korogocho after opening the Mama Ngina Children’s Hospital, the Head of State assured Kenyans the government and bodaboda operators will create a framework on how to improve safety in the sector.
”I know that you have seen what some of the politicians are saying about boda boda. Ignore them. I promise that we will hold a meeting soon with some of you so that we can create a framework to respect women and still do work,” Mr. Kenyatta said.
The Head of State’s remarks come two days after deputy William Ruto called on all operators who had their motorbikes impounded during the government crackdown to go pick them up and also demand their fines back from the police.
”All those boda boda operators whose motorbikes were taken away, I urge them to walk to the police stations and take their motorbikes. They were also fined illegally and their money should be returned so that they can continue their businesses because they are doing legit business,” William Ruto said in Ngara on Wednesday.