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IMLU Asks Boda Boda Riders To Shun Being Used By Politicians


The Independent Medical- Legal Unit (IMLU) has asked Kisumu Bodaboda riders to shun being used by politicians to cause chaos in exchange for money in the August 9 polls.

IMLU Project Officer Livingston Nyando has instead asked the riders to be peace ambassadors before and after the August polls.

Nyando was speaking during a dialogue session that brought together more than 800 bodaboda leaders from Kisumu city aimed at promoting security, peace and cohesion between the them and the police during the electioneering period.

“We are doing this because peace matters a lot. We are trying to reach bodaboda guys because they can access inaccessible places and they can pass information to the police in case they have noticed anything wrong to help curb insecurity issues within the county,” says Nyando.

Paul Muite a community policing officers also warned the riders that they stand to bear the consequences if they allow politicians to use them to cause chaos.

“During this period, there are groups of people dishing out cash to youths to disrupt political rallies. Remember that if anything happens after the elections, it will be up to you. You will bear all the consequences. Be cautious enough,” warned Muite.